Amita Murray is a writer, based in London, who previously lived in Delhi and California. Her first novel, THE TROUBLE WITH ROSE came out from Harper Collins in 2019, and her short fiction has won the SI Leeds Literary Prize, and has appeared in Wasafiri, SAND Berlin, the Berkeley Fiction Review and others. She's held writerly residencies with Leverhulme/University College London and Plymouth University/Literature Works, and has taught advanced fiction at the University of East Anglia and CityLit London. Find her online @AmitaMurray and www.amitamurray.com.
Sara DiVello is a yoga teacher by day, mystery writer by night. She’s a life-long passionate reader and mystery-lover. Sara loves chatting all things books, the joy of reading, the craft of writing, and connecting readers to their favorite authors…or introducing them to their new favorites! She has interviewed over 100 mystery and thriller authors--from celebs to debuts--and created the “Mystery and Thriller Mavens” Facebook Group, a free, online book group where readers can watch and participate in interviews, enter giveaways, and dish about their latest books. All are welcome. You can also find out more at https://www.mysteryandthrillermavens.com/.
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"An edgier riff on Agatha Christie. Murray takes common tropes and pierces them with darker realities to great effect."--Oprah DailyArya Winters is your typical cozy heroine. She lives in a cottage in a small English village, and bakes for a living - well, she specializes in macabre desserts. She has nosy neighbors, who she avoids ruthlessly due to her social anxiety.