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Belinda Bauer grew up in England and South Africa. She has worked as a journalist and screenwriter, and her script THE LOCKER ROOM earned her the Carl Foreman/Bafta Award for Young British Screenwriters, an award that was presented to her by Sidney Poitier. She was a runner-up in the Rhys Davies Short Story Competition for "Mysterious Ways," about a girl stranded on a desert island with 30,000 Bibles. Belinda now lives in Wales.

Genres: Mystery
Exmoor trilogy
   1. Blacklands (2009)
   2. Darkside (2011)
   3. Finders Keepers (2012)
   Rubbernecker (2013)
   The Facts of Life and Death (2014)
   The Shut Eye (2015)
   The Beautiful Dead (2016)
   Snap (2018)
   Exit (2021)
Dagger Awards Best Book winner (2010) : Blacklands
Dagger Awards Best Book nominee (2013) : Rubbernecker
Dagger Awards Best Book nominee (2015) : The Shut Eye
Dagger Awards Best Book nominee (2017) : The Beautiful Dead
Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2018) : Snap

Belinda Bauer recommends
The Last Party (2022)
(DC Morgan, book 1)
Clare Mackintosh
"Detectives Leo and Ffion make a storming debut in this twisty, cleverly-layered tale of worlds colliding."
The Pact (2021)
Sharon Bolton
"The Secret History for Millennials - the twists start early and only get tighter in this compelling thriller about betrayal, crime and class."
The Thursday Murder Club (2020)
(Thursday Murder Club, book 1)
Richard Osman
"Such a pleasurable read. I laughed my arse off, and think that any fan of Richard Osman's (which I am) would love his sly wit and wry observations."
Their Little Secret (2019)
(Tom Thorne, book 16)
Mark Billingham
"Hugely intelligent and authentic."

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