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.
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