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Manda Scott

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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: Historical, Mystery, Historical Mystery, Thriller, General Fiction
New and upcoming books
May 2024

Any Human Power
Kellen Stewart
   1. Hen's Teeth (1998)
   2. Night Mares (1998)
   3. Stronger Than Death (1999)
   1. Dreaming the Eagle (2003)
   2. Dreaming the Bull (2004)
   3. Dreaming the Hound (2005)
   4. Dreaming the Serpent Spear (2006)
   No Good Deed (2001)
   Absolution (2005)
   The Crystal Skull (2008)
     aka 2012: The Crystal Skull
   Any Human Power (2024)
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   Scottish Girls About Town (2003) (with others)
Novellas and Short Stories
Non fiction show
Manda Scott recommends
Clytemnestra (2023)
Costanza Casati
"A heroine of fierce spirit caught in a world ruled by men, finding a way through with a sharp, unquenchable courage. With the fire and spark of Madeline Miller and the depths of Mary Renault, Clytemnestra will keep you reading well into the small hours, and your dreams will be of worlds where women reach for the gods."
The Other Side of Night (2022)
Adam Hamdy
"Absolutely brilliant. Weaving themes of the nature of time, love, loss and regret with elements of neuro-science into a genuinely wonderful plot line, Adam Hamdy's The Other Side of Night has taken his writing to another level. With a thriller-level sense of foreboding and tension, this is a genre-busting novel full of big ideas. I was blown away."
Cecily (2021)
Annie Garthwaite
"CECILY is the WOLF HALL for the 2020s... marks the start of a stellar career."

More recommendations 

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

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