In 2015, Marnie Riches’ debut thriller, The Girl Who Wouldn’t Die, was a Kindle top 100 bestseller and won a Dead Good Reader Award for its location. Four more books ensued in this highly acclaimed and best-selling series about kickass criminologist, Georgina McKenzie, and her efforts with the Dutch police to tackle Europe’s most dangerous trans-national traffickers. The series whisks readers from the gritty streets of South East London, the ivory towers of Cambridge University and the canals and steep rooftops of Amsterdam all the way to the opium fields of Afghanistan and the meth labs of Mexico’s Yucatan jungle. It is a truly global series and one not to be missed for fans of Jo Nesbo and Stieg Larsson’s Scandi-Noir thrillers featuring Lisbeth Salander.
If Martina Cole is more your thing, check out Marnie’s Manchester gangland series. Born Bad was highly praised by the Guardian’s and the Sunday Express’s crime-fiction critics, and The Cover-Up went on to be a Kindle top 40 bestseller, delighting readers with gritty realistic tales of Manchester’s criminal underworld.
For fans of Robert Galbraith’s Cormoran Strike, don’t miss Marnie’s heart-stopping PI Beverley Saunders series. Tightrope takes readers to the footballer belt of Hale, Cheshire, where beleaguered divorcee Bev takes on a corrupt, wife-beating politician. The follow-up – Backlash – tells a gritty story, full of dark humour, about Manchester’s deadly Spice trade.