Gillian Galbraith is the author of five detective novels featuring Alice Rice, a Detective sergeant with Lothian and Borders Police. Alexander McCall Smith said of "Blood In The Water", the first book in the series, ;
"There is not a dull page from start to finish"
Prior to taking up writing, Gillian worked for a very short period as a journalist and then, for many years, as an Advocate at the Scottish Bar.The majority of her work was in Civil Law but she also conducted a number of High Court trials in the High Court of Justiciary. She lives in the country with her husband , daughter and countless other creatures. Her fifth book in the Alice Rice series is due to be published early in 2012.