Cath Staincliffe

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Cath Staincliffe

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Cath Staincliffe is a best-selling, award-winning novelist, radio playwright and the creator of ITV's hit series, Blue Murder, starring Caroline Quentin as DCI Janine Lewis. Cath's books have been short-listed for the British Crime Writers Association best first novel award, for the Dagger in the Library and selected as Le Masque de l'Année. In 2012 Cath won the CWA Short Story Dagger for Laptop, sharing the prize with Margaret Murphy with her story The Message. Cath was shortlisted again with Night Nurse in 2014. Cath's Sal Kilkenny private eye series features a single-parent sleuth working the mean streets of Manchester. Trio, a stand-alone novel moved away from crime to explore adoption and growing up in the 1960s, inspired by Cath's own ...more

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Cath Staincliffe Hi, I've lots on my list, mainly from recommendations from other readers. The ones I'm reading now or about to are The Dry by Jane Paper, South by…moreHi, I've lots on my list, mainly from recommendations from other readers. The ones I'm reading now or about to are The Dry by Jane Paper, South by Frank Owen, His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrame Burnett, Dark Town by Thomas Mullen and The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante.(less)
Cath Staincliffe Good question! The one that springs to mind is the mystery of my adoption. I had very little information and my birth-father was recorded as unknown…moreGood question! The one that springs to mind is the mystery of my adoption. I had very little information and my birth-father was recorded as unknown on the forms. The mystery has since been solved but that search for who my parents were and what their story was would make a good story.(less)
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" Thanks. I have had poetry published but not for many years now. I see International Women's Day as a celebration but also a reminder that we still don ...more "
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" Thanks Kim! I'm fine, hope you are too. I have an enormous list as well. There's no way I'll ever read them all but that's OK. I remind myself that re ...more "
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“She read her way around the library, hungry for journeys, adventures, laughter and passion. She took each new book to bed like a lover, savouring every chapter, going too far some nights until the letters danced like insects and she was groggy next day at work. But still she'd sneak away for lunchtime trysts, her eager fingers fumbling for the bookmark.”
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