Marnie Riches grew up on a rough estate in Manchester. She learned her way out of the ghetto, all the way to Cambridge University, where she gained a Masters degree in German & Dutch. She has been a punk, a trainee rock star, a pretend artist and professional fundraiser. Previously a children's author, now, she writes crime and contemporary women's fiction.
Marnie Riches is the author of the best-selling, award-winning George McKenzie crime-thriller series, published by Avon at Harper Collins. The Girl Who Wouldn't Die - the first outing for crime fiction's mouthy, kickass criminologist - won the Patricia Highsmith Award for Most Exotic Location at the Dead Good Reader Awards 2015, whilst the series was shortlisted for the Tess Gerritsen Award for Best Series in the Dead Good Reader Awards 2016. With the fifth title in the series - The Girl Who Got Revenge - due out in April 2018, the books have garnered both a loyal readership and critical acclaim. All five books will finally be available to buy in print from April onwards!
Her brand new Manchester series - a must-read for fans of Martina Cole & Kimberley Chambers - is available in paperback as well as digital and audio formats. Born Bad was released in March 2017, quickly obtained bestseller status and was described by the Guardian as "impressive". In Autumn 2017, it was featured on CBS Reality's series, "Written In Blood". The Cover-Up is already available to pre-order via all good e-tailers.
In her spare time, Marnie likes to run (more of a long distance shuffle, really) travel, drink and eat all the things (especially if combined with travel) paint portraits, sniff expensive leather shoes (what woman doesn't?) and renovate old houses. She also adores flowers.