crime thriller author Catriona McPherson
Catriona McPherson

Catriona McPherson was born in the village of Queensferry in south-east Scotland in 1965 and educated at Edniburgh University. She left with a PhD in Linguistics and spent a few years as a university lecturer before beginning to write fiction. The first Dandy Gilver novel was short-listed for the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger 2005 and the second was long-listed for the Theakston’s Crime Novel of the Yearr Award 2007. In 2012 ‘Dandy Gilver and the Proper Treatment of Bloodstains’ was nominated for a Historical Macavity Award. Cariona writes full-time and divides her time between southern Scotland and northern California.