Judith Cutler is the author of over thirty novels, including several series. Most feature feisty women protagonists, such as Fran Harman, Lina Townend and newcomer Jodie Welsh, though their ranks have been joined by Tobias Campion, a shy Regency clergyman. Her short stories have been broadcast and published in many magazines and anthologies. She has been shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Short Story Dagger. One-time Secretary of the Crime Writers' Association, Judith has taught Creative Writing at Birmingham University, and has run occasional writing courses elsewhere (including a maximum security prison and an idyllic Greek island).