Margaret Murphy is the author of nine internationally acclaimed psychological thrillers – both stand-alone and police series. Her work has been published in the UK and USA, and has been translated into seven languages across Europe. She won the 2012 CWA Short Story Dagger, and was previously shortlisted for the First Blood award for crime fiction, and the Crime Writers' Association (CWA) Dagger in the Library. She is founder of Murder Squad, a touring group of crime writers, which has inspired many other writers to come together to promote their work. Margaret ran the 2006-7 CWA Debut Dagger, and in 2009-10 was Chair of the CWA. She was RLF Writing Fellow in Liverpool Hope and Chester University from 2008-2011, and has tutored creative writing at Masters level as well as presenting talks and workshops in creative writing for library groups and literature festivals.
Margaret has been a countryside ranger, science teacher and dyslexia specialist, and her lifelong passion for science is reflected in her painstaking research for her novels. She has spoken on fictional representations of forensic science at the Forensic Science Society Conference (2006), and presented a talk to service users and specialists at the Tavistock and Portman Clinics (2007). In 2008, Margaret worked with the Macaulay Institute and other scientists, including Prof. Dave Barclay, to develop a lecture involving scientists and novelists for the British Association’s annual Festival of Science, as part of their aim to bring science to a wider audience. The inaugural lecture of Murders, Mysteries and Microscopes was a sell-out and has become a regular feature, both at the festival, and elsewhere across the UK.
In a new collaboration, Margaret Murphy and Professor Barclay have co-authored a novel partnering a forensic scientist with a Detective Cheif Inspector. EVERYONE LIES will be published by Constable & Robinson in June 2013. They are currently working on the sequel.
Margaret's interview on Legal TV
Includes a reading from Now You See Me