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Manda Scott


aka M C Scott

Manda Scott is a veterinary surgeon, writer and climber, not necessarily in that order. Born and educated in Scotland, she trained at the Glasgow Vet School and now lives and works in Suffolk, sharing her life with two lurchers and other assorted wildlife. She is known primarily as a crime writer. Her first novel, Hen's Teeth, hailed by Fay Weldon as 'a new voice for a new world' was shortlisted for the 1997 Orange Prize. Her subsequent novels, Night Mares, Stronger than Death and No Good Deed, for which she was hailed as 'one of Britain's most important crime writers' by The Times, are published by Headline.

The Boudica series are her first historical novels. They are, she says, the books she was born to write.

Genres: Mystery, Historical, Science Fiction, Historical Mystery
No Good Deed (2001)
Absolution (2005)
The Crystal Skull (2008)
     aka 2012: The Crystal Skull
Into The Fire (2015)
Non fiction
Short stories
Femail (2000)

Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (1997) : Hen's Teeth
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (2003) : No Good Deed

Manda Scott recommends
Hound (2003)
George Green
"The ultimate warrior's tale... a beautiful, poignant story of vengeance, lost love, outstanding heroism and a quite astonishing capacity for alchohol."
Adept (2004)
(Adept , book 1)
Robert Finn
"Cracking...Fast paced,carefully plotted, hard-hitting, but with an edge of humour to keep it sharp...thoroughly to be recommended."

Of Merchants and Heroes (2008)
Paul Waters
"A masterpiece that deserves to become one of the classics of historical fiction"

Fields of Glory (2014)
(Vintener trilogy, book 1)
Michael Jecks
"A cracking read in the best style of Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell."

For the Most Beautiful (2016)
Emily Hauser
"Brings ancient Troy wildly, raucously, passionately alive."

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