Alison Joseph is a London-based crime writer and award-winning radio dramatist.

After a career in television documentaries, she began writing full-time with the first of the Sister Agnes series of crime novels. Sister Agnes is a contemporary detective nun working in a homeless hostel in South London. The most recent, A Violent Act, is about fathers, daughters and creationism. Alison also writes a police series, featuring Detective Inspector Berenice Killick, and has embarked on a new series set in the 1920s and featuring (a fictional) Agatha Christie as a detective. Her fourth creation, Malone, is due to appear in the first of a new series in early 2018.

Alison is the author of about 25 radio plays, broadcast on BBC Radio from 1995 to the present, and was Chair of the British Crime Writers Association from 2013- 2015. She has taught creative writing at Sussex University (the MA in Creative Writing and Personal Development), and at Central School of Speech and Drama, and been a judge on the Margery Allingham Short Story Award. From 2013-2015 she was a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Queen Mary University.