Alison Gray was born and grew up in Scotland, during the 1960s and 1970s. She now lives in the north-east of England and has lived there since the 1980s.
Her first novel, Out of the Tower, was shortlisted for the Constable Trophy 1992, a competition for the best, unpublished novel by a writer from the north of England. It was described by the judges as powerful, strong, heartfelt, admirably tense, a work of great promise and individuality carefully thought out and with subtlety, deftness and poetic nature of idiom.
The Abby Foulkes mysteries are set in Newcastle upon Tyne and the Aegean. The second mystery - Lady's Slipper - won Indie Book of the Day Award in November 2015 and the third mystery - Forget-me-not Blues - was picked as an Official Selection in the Mystery Category of the 2017 New Apple Summer E-Book Awards.