Welcome! I started out as a corporate suit by day and a crime fiction blogger – Crime Thriller Girl (hence the name of my original blog) by night. Now I’m a bestselling mystery and thriller writer, writing as Steph Broadribb and Stephanie Marland. I’m an avid reader of all things crime thriller and I love to connect with people who share the same passion for books.
I was born in Birmingham and grew up in Buckinghamshire. A prolific reader, I adored crime fiction from the moment I first read Sherlock Holmes as a child. I’ve worked in the UK and the US, have an MA in Creative Writing (Crime Fiction) from City University London, and trained as a Bounty Hunter in California.
My latest novel – DEATH IN THE SUNSHINE – is the first in my new The Retired Detectives Club series featuring four recent retirees living in a luxury over-55s resort community in Florida, USA. It’s published by Thomas & Mercer and launched in March 2022. The second book in the series – DEATH AT PARADISE PALMS – will be published on 11th October 2022, and the third book – watch this space for the title – is scheduled to launch in summer 2023.
My other novels include the Lori Anderson bounty hunter series and the Starke/Bell psychological police procedural books, writing as Stephanie Marland. My books have been shortlisted for the eDunnit eBook of the year award, the ITW Best First Novel award, the Dead Good Reader Awards for Fearless Female Character and Most Exceptional Debut, and longlisted for The Guardian ‘Not The Booker’ Prize.
I’m a founder member and writing coach at www.crimefictioncoach.com
I’m repped by Oli Munson at AM Heath.
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