About the Author
J. J. Durham was born in a pit village in the NE of England and grew up in a caravan stuffed full of books, cutting her literary teeth on the great storytellers of the 60's and 70's – Wilbur Smith, Frank Yerby, Mary Renault, Sergeanne Golon, and Lance Horner. She has a degree in English Literature, and has published two previous novels. An Act of Mercy is her first historical crime novel, and it features pioneering Victorian detective Harry Pilgrim.
J. J. Durham lives just outside Edinburgh with her husband, three kids, and a skinny dog.