My crime series features Detective Inspector Grace Fisher, a murder detective with the Essex Major Investigation Team in Colchester. Determined, unflinching and vulnerable, in 'Good Girls Don't Die' her race to bring a killer to justice is compromised not only by the wily tabloid crime reporter Ivo Sweatman but also by collusion and bullying within the police service she loves.
In Book 2, 'Shot Through the Heart', Grace and Ivo becomes unlikely collaborators as they fight internal corruption and uncover the source of deadly illegal weapons.
Book 3, 'The Special Girls', Grace is handed the impossible task of investigating historical child abuse. When a renowned doctor becomes a suspect, there are many who would rather she quietly bury the case.
Book 4, 'Wrong Way Home', out May 2018, sees Grace use new DNA evidence to re-open a twenty-five year-old cold case which a true-crime podcaster is also investigating. After so long, can the truth still be found?
My two earlier novels of psychological suspense, 'Out of Sight' and the #1 Amazon bestseller 'The Bad Mother', are available in Kindle, paperback and audio.
I also write screenplays for television crime drama, including 'The Bill', 'Wycliffe', 'Rosemary & Thyme' and 'Midsomer Murders'. With Jimmy McGovern, I co-wrote 'Tina's Story', the final episode in the Bafta and International Emmy award-winning BBC series 'Accused'.
You can follow me on Twitter @IsabelleGrey or read my blog at isabellegrey.wordpress.com
I enjoy writing crime and suspense because such gripping and tightly-woven stories offer a chance to explore how dark secrets return to haunt us, the chilling emotions of why people kill, how love can go terrifyingly wrong, and the disturbing psychology of what we most fear.
Born within the sound of Bow Bells in London's East End, I grew up in Manchester, spent ten years on what was once a tidal island at the edge of the Romney Marsh, and now live and work in north London.
A former non-fiction author (writing as Isabelle Anscombe) and journalist for national newspapers and magazines such as 'Cosmopolitan', 'Country Living' and 'Psychologies', I have also taught screenwriting at Central Saint Martin's, the Arvon Foundation and the Harrogate Crime Writing Festival.