Laura Wilson’s psychological crime novels have been critically acclaimed. Her fifth novel, The Lover, was shortlisted for the CWA Ellis Peters Award and the CWA Gold Dagger for Crime Fiction, and won the French Prix du Polar Europeen. Her seventh, Stratton’s War, the first book in a series featuring DI Ted Stratton of the CID which begins in the 1940s and follows a London policeman during the course of his working life, won the CWA Ellis Peters Award. Her latest novel is The Other Woman.

Laura lives in London. As well as working on her fourteenth novel, she is the Guardian’s crime fiction reviewer. She has taught on the Crime/Thriller MA course at City University, London, written a series of Crime Fiction Masterclass columns for Mslexia magazine, judged both the CWA John Creasey Dagger and the Debut Dagger and programmed the Harrogate Crime Writing Festival.