Guy Fraser-Sampson is an established writer whose three ‘Mapp and Lucia’ continuation novels were all optioned by BBC television. Praised by other writers such as Chris Brookmyre and Christopher Fowler, his Hampstead Murders series blends contemporary narrative with references to famous fictional detectives in a mix which has been described as quirky, intelligent, and ‘a love letter to the detective novel’. Guy’s latest novel, Miss Christie Regrets is published in January 2017.
Sarah Ward is the author of two DC Childs novels, In Bitter Chill and A Deadly Thaw set in the Derbyshire Peak District where she lives. Her third book in the series, A Patient Fury, is out in September. On her blog, Crimepieces (www.crimepieces.com), she reviews the best of current crime fiction published around the world, and she has also reviewed for Euro Crime and CrimeSquad. She is a judge for the Petrona Award for Scandinavian translated crime novels.