Marnie Riches grew up on a rough estate in Manchester, aptly within sight of the dreaming spires of Strangeways prison. She swapped those for the spires of Cambridge University, gaining a Masters degree in Modern & Medieval Dutch and German. She has been a punk, a trainee rock star, a pretend artist and professional fundraiser. In her spare time, she likes to spin, renovate houses and paint. Oh, and drinking. She likes a drink. And eating. She likes that too. Especially in exotic destinations.
Having authored the first six books of HarperCollins Children’s Time-Hunters series, her award-winning, best-selling George McKenzie crime thrillers for adults were inspired, in part, by her own youth and time spent in The Netherlands as a student. Marnie’s best-selling, critically acclaimed Manchester series about the criminal underworld of the UK’s second city took its inspiration from growing up on a rough estate in North Manchester’s infamous cultural melting pot, Cheetham Hill. Born Bad and the real life gangland stories that form part of the city’s sub-cultural heritage were featured on CBS Reality’s international hit documentary, Written In Blood.
Tightrope - the first story in a series about flawed but fearless PI, Bev Saunders, launched July 2019 and is a must-read for fans of Martina Cole, Lynda la Plante & Kimberley Chambers.
Marnie appears regularly on BBC Radio Manchester where she discusses the day’s social media trends on Phil Trow’s drivetime show.
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Marnie is represented by Caspian Dennis at Abner Stein.
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