Ruth Ware, Abir Mukherjee, Lisa Jewell and more on the crime books that shaped them – and the genre itself.
From otter-spotting in Scotland to monsoons in Kolkata, here Ali Smith, William Boyd and nine other Penguin authors share their favourite holiday reading memories.
The author of Then She Was Gone introduces character Laurel Mack, who cuts herself off from her family after of one of her children disappears.
For author Lisa Jewell, writing a book comes in three increasingly stressed stages. She explains how it goes...
How did a secretary, made redundant from a shirt manufacturer in her early 20s, become one of the UK's most successful published authors? Lisa Jewell shares her inspiring real-life story
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'Dreams can come true': the bestselling author tells us how her first novel, Ralph's Party, got published
Lisa Jewell was born in London. Her first novel, Ralph’s Party, was the bestselling debut novel of 1999. Since then she has published another sixteen novels, most recently a number of dark psychological thrillers, including The Girls and Then She Was Gone (both of which were Richard & Judy Book Club picks) as well as I Found You and Watching You. Lisa is a top ten New York Times and number one Sunday Times bestselling author who has been published worldwide in over twenty-five languages. She lives in north London with her husband, two daughters, two cats, two guinea pigs and the best dog in the world.
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