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

Having won a Dead Good Reader Award 2015 for her debut crime-thriller, The Girl Who Wouldn’t Die, and enjoying critical acclaim as well as having sold over 250,000 books in the UK alone, Marnie has just unleashed her tenth crime-thriller, The Lost Ones on her legions of dedicated fans.

The Lost Ones is the first story to feature Marnie’s new, feisty heroine, DS Jackson Cooke, who must juggle the demands of motherhood with her quest to hunt down one of the most vicious serial killers the UK has ever seen.

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Absolutely AMAZING. Tense, thrilling, twisty and turny with an unforgettable leading lady in Jackson Cooke… She is fabulousLoved it.’ Angela Marsons, multi-million selling author of the Kim Stone series

‘Dark, gritty and funny.’ Steve Cavanagh, Sunday Times Bestselling author of Twisted

‘I stayed up super-late last night racing to the end, hardly daring to breathe. Absolutely loved it.’ Gill Paul, USA Today bestselling author of The Secret Wife

‘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, No.1 best-selling author of The Magpies

‘A strong, edgy debut that deserves to do well’ Clare Mackintosh, Sunday Times bestselling author of I Let You Go

‘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

‘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

Crackingvery gripping, very intense… Jackie is one feisty kick-ass lady… it’s just so so good, highly recommended.’ NetGalley reviewer’