Chris is an award-winning novelist. She is best known for her Dundee Crime Series, featuring DS Bill Murphy. Night Watcher, the first book in the series, won the SAW (Scottish Association of Writers) Pitlochry Award, and the sequel, Dead Wood, won the Dundee International Book Prize, as well as the Pitlochry Award. Missing Believed Dead is the third book in the series.
Since then Chris has published a new historical mystery series, The Kirsty Campbell Mysteries. This series is set during and after the First World War and features Kirsty Campbell, former suffragette, and Dundee's first policewoman.
Her crime novels, often described as scary, atmospheric, page turners, are set in Scotland, mainly Dundee, although her historical mysteries are less scary but still full of suspense. Chris also writes historical sagas, short stories, and historical articles which have been published in America and Britain. She has also published two non-fiction books - Crime Fiction and the Indie Contribution, and the Nuts & Bolts of Self-Publishing. She is currently working on the first book of a new suffragette mystery series which will feature Kirsty Campbell during her earlier years.
Her most recent book is the first in a new Suffragette Series. Mysteries set in Dundee in 1908. The series will continue in various settings throughout Scotland.
Chris lives in the seaside town of Montrose which is 30 miles north of Dundee. She is an Open University graduate with a post-graduate qualification in Social Work, plus a qualification in criminology. She retired early from a social work career in order to concentrate on her writing, but she has also worked in a variety of jobs including - shops, offices, factories, and was even a bus conductress for a time.
Chris is a member of the Society of Authors, the Crime Writers Association (CWA), and the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi). She confesses to being a techno-geek who builds computers in her spare time.
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