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Maureen Carter is a former BBC TV news journalist and creator of two critically acclaimed crime series. She lives in Birmingham where her books are set.

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Her first novel Working Girls was published in 2001 and introduced the inimitable DS Bev Morriss to the crime fiction scene. There are now eight titles available in the series – the latest is Grave Affairs. 

 

 

 

Maureen Carter’s second series debuted in 2011 with A Question of Despair featuring DI Sarah – Ice Queen – Quinn and the TV reporter, Caroline King.

Sarah plays it by the police rule book while Caroline’s grip on rules is tenuous. There are now five titles in the series. Next of Kin, published November 2015, is the most recent.

 

 

Carter’s currently working on the next Bev Morriss adventure. Death Wish is due out in Autumn 2016. Several of the previous titles are also available as audio books – the Hear, Hear page has more detail.

The author’s been described by one critic as ‘one of crime fiction’s best kept secrets’. Other views include . . .

If there was any justice in the world Maureen Carter would be as famous as Ian Rankin. Sharon Wheeler, Reviewing the Evidence

Crime writing and crime fighting: Maureen Carter and her creation Bev Morriss are the second city’s finest. Mark Billingham

If you like your crime-writing hot, hard and hectic, GET CARTER!  Reginald Hill

British hardboiled crime at its best. Deadly Pleasures

Follow Maureen’s blog on: https://macarterblog.wordpress.com

 

 

 

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READ ALL ABOUT IT . . .

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Former BBC TV journalist Maureen Carter is the creator of two critically acclaimed crime series. The author 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. There are now eight books in the series.

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.

The author’s latest novel – NEXT OF KIN – the fifth in the Quinn-King mysteries was published in December 2015.

She’s currently working on the next title in the Bev Morriss series. DEATH WISH is due for publication in Autumn 2016.

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.
Mark Billingham. 

If you like your crime-writing hot, hard and hectic, GET CARTER!
Reginald Hill.

Maureen Carter is a writer of real class . . . if there was any justice in this world, she’d be as famous as Ian Rankin.
RANKIN.
Sharon Wheeler, Reviewing the Evidence. 

Carter excels at twisty, psychological suspense.
Library Journal. 

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 

 

 

 

 

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