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Alison Belsham

Alison Belsham initially started writing with the ambition of becoming a screenwriter-and in 2000 was commended for her visual storytelling in the Orange Prize for Screenwriting. In 2001 she was shortlisted in a BBC Drama Writer competition. Life and children intervened but, switching to fiction, in 2009 her novel Domino was selected for the prestigious Adventures in Fiction mentoring scheme. In 2016 she pitched her first crime novel, The Tattoo Thief, at the Pitch Perfect event at the Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival and was judged the winner.

Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Alison Belsham recommends
Nowhere to be Found (2020)
(DS Kate Munro, book 2)
Louisa de Lange
"An assured and skilfully written crime thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat or keeping the bedside light on just long enough for one more chapter..."
33 Women (2020)
Isabel Ashdown
"Although I hate the word 'unputdownable', it's the only way to describe this tour de force from Isabel Ashdown. A long-dead sister, a secretive community of women, a family reunited by a death... the perfect ingredients for a tale that skilfully weaves past secrets and current crimes into a shocking denouement."
City of Vengeance (2021)
(Cesare Aldo, book 1)
D V Bishop
"In Cesare Aldo, Bishop has created a character with the cunning, bravery and balls of steel to take on the twisty, toxic politics of the Medicis with panache. I can't wait for his next outing."
Last Place You Look (2021)
(Butler & West, book 1)
Louisa Scarr
"Tightly plotted with superb characterisation … It’s a book you won’t be able to turn away from until you reach the very last page."
The Echo Man (2022)
(Major Crimes, book 1)
Sam Holland
"Intelligent writing, brilliant relatable characters and a kick-arse twist."
The Raven's Mark (2022)
(DCI Beth Fellows, book 1)
Christie J Newport
"Vivid, gripping and authentic."

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