Fiona Cummins is an award-winning former Daily Mirror showbusiness journalist and a graduate of the Faber Academy Writing a Novel course. Rattle, her debut novel, was sold at auction to Pan Macmillan in the UK and was the subject of fiercely contested five-way auction in Germany. It will be published in several other territories, including Italy, Poland and the US. The book has also been optioned for TV by the producers of Kick-Ass and Miss Sloane. Rattle has been described by Queen of Crime Val McDermid as ‘a terrific read…head and shoulders above most of the competition.’ Fiona lives in Essex with her family.
Barry Forshaw is one of the UK’s leading experts on crime fiction and film. His latest books include Brit Noir, Euro Noir, Nordic Noir, British Crime Film and British Gothic Cinema. Other work includes Death in a Cold Climate: A Guide to Scandinavian Crime Fiction, The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction, and the Keating Award-winning British Crime Writing: An Encyclopedia, along with a book on Italian cinema and the first biography of Stieg Larsson. He writes for various national newspapers, edits Crime Time (http://www.crimetime.co.uk/), and is a regular broadcaster. He has been Vice Chair of the Crime Writers’ Association, and has taught an MA course at City University on the history of crime fiction.