Frances Brody is the author of ten mysteries featuring Kate Shackleton as well as many stories and plays for BBC Radio, scripts for television and three sagas, one of which won the HarperCollins Elizabeth Elgin Award. A Woman Unknown was short-listed for the Mary Higgins Clark Award. Her stage plays have been toured by several theatre companies and produced at Manchester Library Theatre, the Gate and Nottingham Playhouse. Jehad was nominated for a Time Out Award.Frances lived in New York for a time before studying at Ruskin College, Oxford, and reading English Literature and History at York University. She has taught in colleges, and on writing courses for the Arvon Foundation.
Frances Brody has made it to the top rank of crime writers - Daily MailThe series is right up there with Miss Marple - Sunday SportDelightful - People's FriendBrody's excellent mystery splendidly captures the conflicts and attitudes of the time with well-developed characters - RT Book ReviewsBrody's writing is like her central character Kate Shackleton: witty, acerbic and very, very perceptive - Ann Cleeves, award-winning author of the Vera Stanhope mysteriesFrances Brody has a remarkable talent for evoking time and place. With a realistic setting, her characters spring to life. This is crime writing of a high order - Daily Mail