Crime Thriller Girl (aka Steph Broadribb aka Stephanie Marland) leads a double life …

I started out as a corporate suit by day and a crime fiction blogger – Crime Thriller Girl (hence the name of my blog) by night. Now I’m a 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.

Here’s a little more about my writing selves…

As Steph Broadribb I write the Lori Anderson action thriller series for Orenda Books. When researching the books I trained as a Bounty Hunter in California and travelled around the US scouting locations. My debut thriller – DEEP DOWN DEAD – was shortlisted for the ITW Best First Novel, the eDunnit eBook of the Year award, the Dead Good Reader Award for Fearless Female Character, and Dead Good Reader Award for Most Exceptional Debut. The second book in the Lori Anderson series – DEEP BLUE TROUBLE – came out in January 2018, with the third DEEP DIRTY TRUTH published in ebook in November 2018 and in paperback in January 2019.

As Stephanie Marland I write the Starke/Bell psychological police procedural series for Trapeze (Orion). This series draws on my own experience as a blogger and the research I did (when working at a university for my day job) into human behaviour in online groups. The first book – MY LITTLE EYE – came out in April 2018, with the second – YOU DIE NEXT – due to be published in ebook and paperback in April 2019.

I’m repped by Oli Munson at AM Heath.

And I’m a founder member and writing coach at www.crimefictioncoach.com 

I was born in Birmingham and grew up in Buckinghamshire, and most of my working life has been spent between the UK and USA. I’m an alumni of the MA in Creative Writing (Crime Fiction) at City University London, and a member of the International Thriller Writers (ITW) and Sisters In Crime organisations. I currently live in Buckinghamshire surrounded by horses and trying to wrangle an unruly but adorable puppy!


You can also find me hanging out at:

Twitter @CrimeThrillGirl

Facebook www.facebook.com/CrimeThrillerGirl/(Steph Broadribb) and www.facebook.com/StephanieMarlandBooks (Stephanie Marland)

GoodReads Steph Broadribb




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50 thoughts on “ABOUT CTG

  1. abbspepper says:

    Hi, CTG – you’ve got a fun blog. I’ll enjoy following. Thanks for finding mine, too, and for joining up. You’re an early adopter – always appreciated. Crime’s my particular bag, although I try not to be too biased – my mind is just naturally devious, I fear.
    A corporate suit? Me too, in my former life. Am longing to know more, of course.


  2. Mark Tilbury says:

    I’ve been following you on Twitter for a few months and thought it was about time I visited here. You’ve reviewed some excellent looking books that I’ve shared on Twitter and my Pinterest boards.
    Thanks for letting us all know about some great books.


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  3. peterjearle says:

    Thanks for the follow, Steph! With Harry Bingham’s consent, I am trying to resurrect MEAN STREETS with as many original reviewers as I can contact. As you have your own review blog, you won’t, I don’t think, have time to submit any new stuff, but hopefully you’ll allow me to upload any that you recommend from your own blog. This should give both sites more exposure, both for reviews and your own writing. Any suggestions will be most useful. It is not really off the ground, yet, but it is located at http://www.bookpostmortem.wordpress.com. Have a peek…

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  4. carolynh410 says:

    Hi Stephanie,
    I was wondering if you might have to time to go over a few ideas with me???? I work for your father and Donna. Donna suggested that I speak with you. You can email me anytime.


  5. julianasyoga says:

    Hi there, Juliana here from Premier, a PR company based in London. I am currently working on James Patterson’s new thriller novel Murder House (out 24th September) and was wondering if you would be interested in taking part in some PR activity for it? Please do get in touch and I will be able to send you further info. Many thanks, Juliana.


  6. peterjearle says:

    The time has come, the blogger said,
    to Review some books and things.
    You show me yours, I’ll show you mine,
    to help Deep Down Dead take wings.

    As an ex-MEAN STREETS reviewer, care to swap reviews, Steph?


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