About The Author

Margaret is a retired barrister who represented a number of defendants in high profile cases including the death of the fashion designer Ossie Clark who was killed by his lover Diego Cogalato and Janet Griffiths who abducted a newly born baby from St Thomas’s Hospital in Central London.

She was born in Lancashire, went to University in Yorkshire- Sheffield – before working for the local MP in Blackpool, and then went to London to become a barrister. She lived in London for over thirty years and once went to a party at which Paul McCartney was one of the other a guests.

Now much older but always looking for new challenges, she studied for an MA in Creative Writing at Exeter University where she was encouraged to draw on her experiences and write a crime novel.
For a period of four years she heard the clank of keys at Dartmoor Prison in her role as a member of the Independent Monitoring Board. She was also a trustee of a charity in Exeter that supported ex-offenders.

Her favourite books are Dickens’ ‘Bleak House’ and Scott Turrow’s ‘Presumed Innocent’, She is married and lives with her husband, Alan, and an amiable but disobedient Springer Spaniel called Rudi.

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    Another Christmas Letter this time for December 2015 We have had a comparatively quiet 2015, no book published, no property sold and no exotic holidays.  We are settling in at Catkins, but the work we want to do to extend the dining room into the conservatory has still not happened – there have been difficulties ...Read more