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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
MacKenzie and Khan (with Nick Higgins)
   1. Death in Kabul (2022)
   2. Death in Helmand (2022)
Alison Belsham recommends
Crow Moon (2024)
(Martha Strangeways Investigation, book 1)
Suzy Aspley
"A compelling story, beautiful descriptions of a fearsome wilderness setting and unforgettable characters make this one of my books of the year."
The Raven's Mark (2022)
(DCI Beth Fellows, book 1)
Christie J Newport
"Vivid, gripping and authentic."
The Echo Man (2022)
(Major Crimes, book 1)
Sam Holland
"Intelligent writing, brilliant relatable characters and a kick-arse twist."

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