I am an award-winning crime fiction writer published in 16 languages. I love delivering talks and workshops and speak around the country at the biggest crime writing festivals including Harrogate (Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival), Crimefest, and Bloody Scotland. I also speak at a range of library, bookshop and other events, such as for Womens Institute chapters and history associations. My debut, The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra, was a Times bestseller, and the first book in my historical crime series, Midnight at Malabar House - featuring India's first female police detective - won the CWA Historical Dagger, the world's premier prize for historical crime fiction.
I deliver intriguing talks blending crime fiction and Indian history, for instance, "Killing Gandhi, Dante's The Divine Comedy, and India's First Female Police Detective," and 'Agatha Christie's Influence on the World". I also deliver creative writing workshops including "Ten Steps to Completing a Novel" ; "How to Write Bestselling Crime Fiction" and "How to Write outside of your own Cultural Background"
I also lead an online crime writing course run by Curtis Brown Creative: "Writing Crime Fiction."
More than anything else, my sessions are entertaining and, hopefully, productive!