Alison Belsham

In 2016, Alison Belsham pitched her first crime novel, The Tattoo Thief, at the Pitch Perfect event at the Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival and won. It was translated into 15 languages, was a No 1 bestseller in Italy and is the first instalment of the internationally acclaimed Tattoo Thief trilogy. Alison also writes in collaboration with her brother Nick Higgins – the first of their action thriller series set in Afghanistan, Death in Kabul, will be published in March 2022. Now she is embarking on a new crime series set in Canterbury, featuring DI Lexi Bennett, newly appointed to lead the Major Incident Team after a spell working with the FBI’s specialist serial killer unit.

Alison divides her time between London and Edinburgh, where she is a co-founder of the Edinburgh Writers’ Forum, providing professional development and networking for writers.

Alison Belsham