Margaret Murphy

Margaret Murphy

Ashley Dyer is the penname of novelist Margaret Murphy working in consultation with forensics expert, Helen Pepper. Their debut novel is Splinter in the Blood, which went to multiple competitive bids in Europe and the US, will be released in the UK 1st March 2018. Come to the party in Liverpool at Waterstones L1 on 2nd March!

You can read Chapter 1 of Splinter in the Blood on Ashley Dyer’s webpage.

Margaret Murphy is a former RLF Writing Fellow and Reading Round Lector, past Chair of the Crime Writers Association (CWA), and founder of Murder Squad. A CWA Short Story Dagger winner, she has been shortlisted for the First Blood critics’ award for crime fiction as well as the Dagger in the Library. She has written novels under her own name, and as A.D. Garrett, as well as Ashley Dyer.

Helen Pepper is a Senior Lecturer in Policing. She has been an analyst, Forensic Scientist, SOCO, CSI, and Crime Scene Manager, and has co-authored, and contributed to, professional policing texts. In great demand with crime writers, she is a CWA Non-Fiction Dagger judge, and is Forensic Consultant on both the Vera and Shetland television series.

Three book covers

Margaret and Helen publish microblogs on writing and forensics twice weekly on their Facebook page. Do pop round and join the conversation.

Twitter: @AshleyDyer2017



A.D. Garrett on Amazon
Margaret Murphy on Amazon