Katie Flynn has lived for many years in the north-west. A compulsive writer, she started with short stories and articles and many of her early stories were broadcast on Radio Merseyside. She decided to write her Liverpool series after hearing the reminiscences of family members about life in the city in the early years of the twentieth century. She also writes as Judith Saxton. Further titles: A Long And Lonely Road 9780099468158 / The Cuckoo Child 9780099468165 / Darkest Before Dawn 9780099486978 / Orphans of the Storm 9780099486985 / Little Girl Lost / 9780099486992 Beyond The Blue Hills / 9780099503132 / Forgotten Dreams 9780099503149 / Sunshine and Shadows 9780099503Karin Fossum began her writing career in 1974. She has won numerous awards, including the Glass Key Award for the best Nordic crime novel, an honour shared with Henning Mankell and Jo Nesbo, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her highly acclaimed Inspector Sejer series has been published in more than thirty countries.