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Catriona (she/her) was born in Scotland and lived there until 2010 until immigrating to California, where she lives on Patwin ancestral land. A former academic linguist, she now writes full-time. Her multi-award-winning and national best-selling work includes: the DANDY GILVER historical detective stories, the LAST DITCH mysteries, set in California, and a strand of contemporary standalone novels including Edgar-finalist THE DAY SHE DIED and Mary Higgins Clark finalist STRANGERS AT THE GATE. She is a member of Mystery Writers of AmericaThe Crimewriters’ AssociationThe Society of Authors and Sisters in Crime, of which she is a former national president.


awards and honours 

  • SCOT AND SODA shotlisted for the 2020 Anthony award for best paperback original
  • STRANGERS AT THE GATE shortlisted for 2020 Mary Higgins Clark award.
  • Guest of Honour at Left Coast Crime 2021, Albuquerque, if I'm spared. (This has become LCC 2022)
  • Toastmaster at Virtual Bouchercon 2020.
  • Guest of Honour at Sleuthfest 2020, Deerfield Beach, Florida, all being well. (All was not well. Sleuthfest was cancelled)
  • SCOT AND SODA, winner of the 2020 Lefty award for best humnorous mystery
  • SCOT FREE winner of the 2019 Lefty award for best humorous mystery
  • HOUSE-TREE-PERSON, shortlisted for the Silver Falchion Reader's Choice Award
  • Toastmaster for Malice Domestic 30
  • THE REEK OF RED HERRINGS winner of the 2017 historical Macavity
  • QUIET NEIGHBORS shortlisted for the 2017 Agatha award for best contemporary novel
  • THE REEK OF RED HERRINGS winner of the 2017 Agatha award for best historical novel
  • QUIET NEIGHBORS shortlisted for the 2017 Mary Higgins Clark award
  • QUIET NEIGHBORS bronze medal for mystery category 2107 IPPY awards.
  • THE REEK OF RED HERRINGS winner of the 2017 Bruce Alexander Memorial Lefty for best historical mystery
  • Authored the introduction to STRIDING FOLLY, the final volume of Hodder & Stoughton's 2017 Dorothy L Sayers re-issue.
  • THE CHILD GARDEN finalist for the 2016 Macavity award for best mystery
  • THE CHILD GARDEN finalist for the 2016 Anthony award for best novel
  • THE CHILD GARDEN finalist for the 2016 Agatha award for best contemporary novel
  • THE CHILD GARDEN finalist for the 2016 Mary Higgins Clark award
  • Toastmaster at Left Coast Crime 2016
  • THE DAY SHE DIED winner of the 2015 Anthony award for best paperback 
  • THE DAY SHE DIED winner of the 2015 Silver Falchion award for best literary suspense
  • THE DAY SHE DIED shortlisted for the 2015 Macavity award for best novel
  • A DEADLY MEASURE OF BRIMSTONE winner of the 2015 Sue Feder Memorial Macavity
  • A DEADLY MEASURE OF BRIMSTONE winner of the Bruce Alexander award for historical mystery, Left Coast Crime, 2015T
  • THE DAY SHE DIED finalist for an Edgar award for best paperback original 
  • 2014-15 national president of Sisters in Crime.
  • AS SHE LEFT IT winner of the IndieFab gold medal for mystery 2014
  • A BOTHERSOME NUMBER OF CORPSES shortlisted for the Sue Feder Memorial Macavity 2014
  • AS SHE LEFT IT won the 2014 Anthony Award for best pbk original.
  • DANDY GILVER AND A BOTHERSOME NUMBER OF CORPSES winner of the Bruce Alexander Award  2014
  • AS SHE LEFT IT shortlisted for the Calamari Award at Left Coast Crime, Monterey, 2014
  • AN UNSUITABLE DAY FOR A MURDER Winner of the Historical Agatha Award, 2013
  • AN UNSUITABLE DAY FOR A MURDER winner of the Bruce Alexander Award, 2013
  • AS SHE LEFT IT, Kirkus top 20 mystery/thrillers of 2013
  • THE PROPER TREATMENT OF BLOODSTAINS winner of the Sue Feder Memorial Macavity Award, 2012
  • DANDY GILVER AND THE PROPER TREATMENT OF BLOODSTAINS, Boston Globe’s top 10 picks of 2012.
  • THE BURRY MAN’S DAY longlisted for the Theakston’s Old Peculier Award, at Harrogate International Crime Festival, 2006
  • AFTER THE ARMISTICE BALL shortlisted for the CWA Ellis Peters Dagger, 2005

 

Agent

Lisa Moylett
Coombs Moylett Maclean                         120 New King's Road, London, SW6 4LZ, UK.
(+44) 20 8740 0454
Email: Lisa Moylett 

 

Publicity

UK Dandy Gilver:  Kate Keehan,  Hodder & Stoughton. Tel: +44 20 3122 7139  

US Dandy Gilver: Amanda Harkness|, Mobius (formerly Quercus US) TEl: +1 212-364-1459  Ext. 41459

Severn House Michelle Duff.  Tel: +44 20 3011 0525