Thursday, 14 May 2015

Killer Women

Killer Women is a group of 15 established, London-based female crime writers co-founded by Melanie McGrath and Louise Millar representing many sub-genres of crime writing from psychological thrillers to procedurals, comic crime, political thrillers and more. 

Individually we are: Jane Casey, Tammy Cohen, Helen Giltrow, Paula Hawkins, Alison Joseph, Erin Kelly, Anya Lipska, Colette McBeth, Melanie McGrath, Kate Medina, Louise Millar, Kate Rhodes, Helen Smith, Louise Voss and Laura Wilson.

Killer Women began as a salon but we have now grown in ambition and scope. We’re still small in number and plan to stay that way for now. By pooling our talent, energy and creativity we plan to use the group to help build on the brilliant work already being done by our publicists and publishers and respond to the ways the relationship between authors and readers is changing.

As individuals we really value the expertise and energy of our respective editors, publicists and publishers and as well as continuing to enthusiastically market our books as individuals, we are looking forward to exploring the ways in which, as a group, we can also broaden our reach to bookshops, festivals, events organisers, libraries, bookgroups, media outlets and bloggers

What they offer

·       Bespoke, ticketed events for festivals, libraries, bookshops and other venues, that deliver more than the usual writer-in-a-room. We will add value and experiential richness to your events. We can curate a Killer Women recommends table or shelf in your bookshop or at your event to complement the event itself. Examples:
  • ·       Deadlier than the Male debate: what is the truth about women and violence?
  • ·    Interviews between crime writers and top forensic psychiatrists, police officers and other criminal justice professionals
  • ·       How to Solve a Real-Life Murder: taking a real life murder case and unpicking the investigation
  • ·       Forensics quiz

Killer Women masterclasses and workshops. Between us we have years of experience teaching in universities, festivals and libraries as well as running Arvon and Guardian Masterclasses. We can provide a stand alone course or a masterclass or workshop to run before an event.

Killer Women salons and cocktail parties where readers can socialize with crime writers and sample our unique Killer Women

Resource for media and bloggers providing quotations, features, listicals and book recommendations.

For more information visit our website at or email us at To keep up to date with Killer Women events please follow us on twitter @killerwomenorg and sign up on our website to our newsletter.

Please note: if you wish to arrange an event or interview with an individual author please contact their publicist in the usual way. Details of individual authors’ publishers and publicists can be found at or on the authors’ and publishers’ own websites.

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