Maureen Carter is a former BBC TV news journalist, presenter and producer and creator of two critically acclaimed crime series. She lives in Birmingham where her books are set.
Her first novel WORKING GIRLS was published in 2001 and introduced the inimitable DS Bev Morriss to the crime scene. A critic wrote: Many writers would sell their first born to have the ability to create such a distinctive ‘voice’ in a main character.
A QUESTION OF DESPAIR, the first DI Sarah Quinn mystery, was published in 2011. Dubbed The detective who’s known as The Ice Queen shares almost equal billing with her TV reporter adversary, firebrand Caroline King. The women clash – and then some.
Carter’s currently working on the next Bev Morriss novel. Several of the previous titles are also available as audio books – the HEAR HEAR page has more detail.
Writers, critics and readers on MAUREEN CARTER
Crime writing and crime fighting: Maureen Carter and her creation Bev Morriss are the second city’s finest.
If you like your crime-writing hot, hard and hectic, GET CARTER!
Maureen Carter is a writer of real class . . . if there was any justice in this world, she’d be as famous as Ian Rankin.
Sharon Wheeler, Reviewing the Evidence.
Carter excels at twisty, psychological suspense.
Imagine Bridget Jones meets Cracker… gritty, pacy, realistic and, as befits a former Newsnight presenter, televisual. When’s the TV adaptation going to hit our screens?
Gary Hudson, Amazon.
Maureen Carter is ‘one of crime fiction’s best kept secrets’. Reviewing the Evidence.
Follow Maureen’s blog on: https://macarterblog.wordpress.com