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Lindsay Jayne Ashford



Lindsay has four children and lives in Borth on the West Wales coast. She worked as a journalist for many years and has a degree in Criminology from Cambridge University. She has written three crime novels featuring forensic psychologist Megan Rhys: Frozen, Strange Blood (longlisted for the Theakstons Crime Novel of the year), and Death Studies. She had also written a 'Quick Read' book about the same character entitled The Rubber Woman. Her short stories have been published by women's magazines including Woman's Weekly and broadcast on Radio 4.
 

Genres: Mystery, Historical, Literary Fiction, Romantic Suspense
 
New and upcoming books
August 2024

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Through the Mist
 
Series
Megan Rhys
   1. Frozen (2003)
   2. Strange Blood (2005)
   3. Death Studies (2006)
   4. The Killer Inside (2008)
   5. Where Death Lies (2013)
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Novels
   The Mysterious Death of Miss Austen (2011)
   The Color of Secrets (2013)
     aka With Love and Crocodiles
   The Woman On the Orient Express (2016)
   Whisper of the Moon Moth (2017)
   The Snow Gypsy (2019)
   The House at Mermaid's Cove (2020)
   A Feather on the Water (2022)
   Through the Mist (2024)
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Collections
   Beguiling Miss Bennet (2015) (with Caroline Oakley)
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Anthologies edited
   Written in Blood (2009) (with Caroline Oakley)
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Series contributed to
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Non fiction show
 
Lindsay Jayne Ashford recommends
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From These Broken Streets (2020)
Roland Merullo
"From These Broken Streets is utterly compelling. War time Naples is brought vividly to life as Roland Merullo weaves together the lives of ordinary people, each heroic in their own way, struggling to survive in this beautiful but ravaged city… A moving and memorable story."
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Relative Fortunes (2019)
(Julia Kydd, book 1)
Marlowe Benn
"Marlowe Benn weaves a rollicking, sinuous portrait of 1920s New York. A story of passion, deceit, gaiety, and manipulation, Relative Fortunes is a hugely entertaining read, and Julia Kydd is a memorable protagonist."
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The Road Beyond Ruin (2019)
Gemma Liviero
"Poignant, thought-provoking, and cleverly written. The characters are drawn with such sensitivity that you feel you are there with them. A brilliant book and one that I would recommend to everyone."
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A Beautiful Poison (2017)
Lydia Kang
"An absolute gem for murder mystery fans, with a perfect period feel and fascinating forensic detail."

Anthologies containing stories by Lindsay Jayne Ashford
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Dancing With Mr Darcy (2009)
Stories Inspired by Jane Austen and Chawton House
edited by
Sarah Waters

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