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 critical acclaim as well as top 40 success in the UK Amazon Kindle charts, Marnie has just unleashed her brand new thriller, Tightrope on her legions of dedicated fans. Tightrope is the book everybody’s talking about. Thrilling, gritty and sexy, it’s the first outing for flawed but fabulous PI, Bev Saunders, who takes on a corrupt politician though she becomes the one being hunted. Grab your copy from Asda today or order the e-book, audiobook or paperback from Amazon.co.uk OR order the paperback from Waterstones.

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‘Dark, gritty and funny.’ STEVE CAVANAGH, Sunday Times Bestselling author of Twisted

A hugely relatable, funny main character and gripping page-turner of a plot. (Roz Watkins, author of The Devil’s Dice)

A corking thriller introducing a kick-ass private eye you’ll really root for as she digs into a murky world filled with evil bastards. Dark but funny. (Ed James, author of Kill The Messenger)

Featuring the intrepid and very human Bev Saunders, this thriller is destined for great things. (Sarah Ward)

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

‘I absolutely loved Tightrope and hope there will be many more books in the series. Bev Saunders is my new favourite character, and definitely my favourite fictional PI – she’s earthy, troubled, funny and ballsy in equal measures. Great stuff.’ (Louise Voss)

Utterly compelling – a gritty, gripping read with one hell of a feisty, kick-ass PI, which leaves you desperate for more. (Danielle Ramsay)

So gripping I couldn’t put it down! Marnie’s delivered another stone cold twisty classic – I loved it! (Angela Clarke)


‘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