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Alison Bruce

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Alison Bruce was born in Surrey in 1966 and moved to Cambridge in 1998. She has learnt about Cambridge and East Anglia from researching her two previous non-fiction books, Cambridgeshire Murders (Sutton Publishing) and The Billingtons, Death in the Family (also published by Sutton). She is married with two small children and enjoys horse riding and dancing, when not working on her new crime fiction series featuring DC Gary Goodhew.

Genres: Mystery
New and upcoming books
September 2024

Because She Looked Away
(Ronnie Blake, book 1)
August 2025

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Ante Mortem
(Ronnie Blake, book 2)
DC Gary Goodhew Mystery
   1. Cambridge Blue (2008)
   2. The Siren (2010)
   3. The Calling (2011)
   4. The Silence (2012)
   5. The Backs (2013)

     aka A Cry in the Night

   6. The Promise (2014)
   7. Cambridge Black (2017)
Ronnie Blake
   1. Because She Looked Away (2024)
   2. Ante Mortem (2025)
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   I Did It for Us (2018)
   The Moment Before Impact (2020)
Non fiction show
Alison Bruce recommends
The Russian Doll (2021)
Marina Palmer
"The Russian Doll gripped me with layer upon dangerous layer."
The Book Club (2019)
C J Cooper
"Intuitive and addictive - a great debut."
The Blood That Binds (2017)
(Archer and Baines, book 4)
Dave Sivers
"Two intriguing cases-one twisted plot."

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Books containing stories by Alison Bruce
Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 11 (2014)
(The Mammoth Book of ...)
edited by
Maxim Jakubowski
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 9 (2012)
(The Mammoth Book of ...)
edited by
Maxim Jakubowski

Award nominations
2016 CWA Dagger in the Library (shortlist)
2013 CWA Dagger in the Library (shortlist)

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