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Roz Watkins is the author of the DI Meg Dalton crime series, which is set in The Peak District where Roz lives with her partner and a menagerie of demanding animals. Her first book, The Devil's Dice, was shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger Award, and has been optioned for TV. Roz studied engineering at Cambridge University, before training in patent law. She was a partner in a firm of patent attorneys in Derby, but this has absolutely nothing to do with there being a dead one in her first novel. In her spare time, Roz likes to walk in the Peak District, scouting out murder locations.

Genres: Mystery
Roz Watkins recommends
Sticks and Stones (2018)
Jo Jakeman
"Sensational – pacy, twisty and darkly funny with well-rounded characters."
Turn a Blind Eye (2018)
(D.I. Maya Rahman, book 1)
Vicky Newham
"A fantastic book with an intriguing and topical crime, an authentic cast of characters, and enough twists and turns to keep you guessing to the end. What a great start to this series – I'm already looking forward to the next one!"
Cuckoo (2018)
Sophie Draper
"A brilliant, sinister debut that creeps under your skin and keeps you hooked until the shocking ending."
Blood for Blood (2019)
(Ziba Mackenzie, book 1)
Victoria Selman
"A gripping thriller with a fabulously original main character. It grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go!"
Don't Tell Teacher (2019)
Suzy K Quinn
"Addictive, with a genuine shocker of a twist."
Little Darlings (2019)
(DS Harper, book 1)
Melanie Golding
"Little Darlings is brilliant – beautifully written, disturbing and deliciously creepy."
The Killer Inside (2019)
Cass Green
"Dark, twisty and menacing, I couldn't put it down!"
Keep Your Eyes on Me (2020)
Sam Blake
"A delightfully dark and satisfying thriller that had me anxiously cheering on the wronged women in their quest for revenge."
The Beach (2020)
Sarah Linley
"A gripping thriller which kept me hooked right up to the chilling end."
Arrowood and the Thames Corpses (2020)
(Arrowood Mystery, book 3)
Mick Finlay
"Loved it – the sights, sounds, smells, and horrors of Victorian London are so vividly portrayed."
The Perfect Couple (2020)
Lisa Hall
"I devoured The Perfect Couple – an unsettling, gripping and twisty read, so addictive I barely came up for air!"
The Last to Know (2020)
Jo Furniss
"I loved this atmospheric and suspenseful tale of family secrets and lies. It is beautifully written and is set in a memorably eerie location that really jumps from the page. I couldn’t put it down!"
The Other Girl (2020)
C D Major
"It’s chilling, tense, and atmospheric, with an irresistible premise."
Truth Be Told (2020)
Kia Abdullah
"Gripping, sensitive, nuanced and heart-breaking, it will stay with you long after you read it."
The Chalet (2020)
Catherine Cooper
"A chilling and atmospheric thriller full of dark secrets and addictive twists."
Safe and Sound (2021)
Philippa East
"I loved this engrossing and affecting novel which is beautifully written and deeply insightful about mental health and loneliness."
Five Strangers (2021)
E V Adamson
"An original, twisty and atmospheric thriller, packed with secrets and toxic relationships."
The House Guest (2021)
Charlotte Northedge
"Raced through the creepy and disturbing The House Guest by Charlotte Northedge. Kate’s descent into Della’s Stepford-like world is believable and chilling."
The Final Child (2021)
Fran Dorricott
"This beautifully written novel is haunting and heartbreaking, disturbing and bittersweet. You won't be able to put it down!"
Just Another Liar (2022)
Mandy Byatt
"An original, twisty and suspenseful debut."
The Hemlock Cure (2022)
Joanne Burn
"A beautiful, bewitching and powerful tale of brave women's lives. I absolutely loved it."

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