Lindsay Jayne Ashford

Lindsay Ashford is a British novelist and journalist. Raised in Wolverhampton, Lindsay Ashford became the first woman to graduate from Queens’ College, Cambridge in its 550 year history. She gained a degree in Criminology. Lindsay Ashford was then employed as a reporter for the BBC before becoming a freelance journalist, writing for a number of national magazines and newspapers. In 1996, she took a crime writing course run by the Arvon Foundation. Her debut novel, Frozen, was published by Honno in 2003. This was the first of a series of novels featuring forensic psychologist Megan Rhys. The second book in the series, Strange Blood, was short-listed for the 2006 Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award. She wrote The Rubber Woman for the Quick Reads series in 2007. Her first historical novel, The Mysterious Death of Miss Austen was published in October 2011. She researched and wrote it while living in the former home of Jane Austen’s brother. The novel was being adapted for radio, broadcast on BBC Radio 4’s “Woman’s Hour” in February 2014. Her most recent novel, The Color of Secrets, was published by Amazon’s Lake Union imprint in April 2015. Her most successful book so far, it has sold over a quarter of a million copies worldwide. This and subsequent books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Lindsay Ashford lives on the Welsh coast near Aberystwyth.