RC Bridgestock is a co-author team between husband and wife Robert & Carol Bridgestock. With nearly half a century of combined police experience they offer a unique insight into how real life cases are conducted in their fictional stories. The duo can be seen regularly giving talks for groups, clubs, schools, and Literary/Art/Crime Festivals. They are storyline consultants for BBC1’s Happy Valley series 1 & 2 and ITV1’s Scott & Bailey series 4.
A.D. Garrett is the pseudonym for the writing collaboration between CWA Dagger award-winning novelist, Margaret Murphy, and policing and forensics expert, Helen Pepper.
Margaret Murphy has written nine psychological thrillers. Known for her lively and dramatic readings, she has been shortlisted for the First Blood award for crime fiction, as well as the CWA Dagger in the Library, and in 2012 she was awarded the CWA Short Story Dagger. In 2013, writing as A.D. Garrett,
Margaret began a new forensic series, featuring Professor Nick Fennimore and DCI Kate Simms. Everyone Lies, which Ann Cleeves rated as ‘thriller writing at its best’ and Believe No One, described by Publishers’ Weekly as a ‘stellar thriller’, has garnered much praise.
Helen Pepper is a Senior Lecturer in Policing at Teesside University. She has been an analyst, Forensic Scientist, Scene of Crime Officer, CSI, and Crime Scene Manager. She has examined over 3,000 crime scenes–ranging from thefts and fires to rapes and murders–and supervised CSIs in over 50 major incidents. An author in her own right, Helen has coauthored, as well as contributed to, professional policing texts. Her expertise is in great demand with crime writers: she is a judge for the CWA’s Non-Fiction Dagger award and is Forensic Consultant on both the Vera and Shetland TV series.