Welcome to the website of award-winning, best-selling author, Marnie Riches.

Having won the Patricia Highsmith Award for Most Exotic Location in the Dead Good Reader Awards 2015 and having enjoyed top 40 success in the UK Amazon Kindle charts, the George McKenzie series has taken fans of crime-fiction by storm.

In 2017, we saw the launch of Marnie’s new Manchester gangland series, the first of which – Born Bad – published in e-book, audiobook and paperback format. It was a best-selling hit and garnered praise from critics and readers alike.

On 11th January 2018, The Cover-Up is coming! Click on the various tabs to find out more and sign up to Marnie’s mailing list for news on new releases, special offers, competitions and exclusive giveaways!







‘Gritty and gripping’ Kimberley Chambers, Sunday Times No.1 Bestseller

‘A leading light in the field of Mancunian noir’ The Guardian


‘Fast-paced and enthralling’ C. L. Taylor, author of The Missing

‘Fast, furious, fantastic…One killer thriller!’ Mark Edwards

‘A strong, edgy debut that deserves to do well’ Clare Mackintosh

‘Raw, brutal and utterly compelling. Riches is an explosive new talent.’ David Mark

‘Marnie Riches arrives with a fully formed narrative skill that suggests decades of experience; she’s created a wonderfully idiosyncratic heroine, prone to bad judgement, and placed her in an artfully constructed novel that even incorporates cogent discussions of sexuality and gender. Ms Riches is clearly a name to watch!’ BARRY FORSHAW, author of Euro Noir and The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction

‘This was one of the best sequels I have ever read. The follow up book was simply amazing.’ Amazon 5* review

‘A gripping read that leaves you wanting more’ Amazon 5* review

‘George McKenzie is rapidly becoming my favourite heroine!’ Amazon 5* review

‘I got totally engrossed and could not put it down’ Amazon 5* review

‘An outstanding debut’ Amazon 5* review