The Secret Seven are mostly to blame for Cath’s life of crime. A compulsive reader and writer, Cath was already an established novelist when her TV breakthrough came with her debut series Blue Murder.
As a self-professed lazy researcher, all her work is set in Manchester and her stories invariably feature women juggling the demands of kids and home life with the exacting task of catching murderers. Her stand-alone novels focus on the impact of crime, following ordinary people caught up in extraordinary circumstances. As well as adapting her own work for television and writing original radio drama, Cath has also written novels based on the Scott & Bailey characters. She is the proud owner of a CWA Dagger for her short story, Laptop.
Cath’s writing recipe is warmth, grit and a dose of humanity with buckets of strong tea.
- BLUE MURDER
- FROM FACT TO FICTION