Lynn Shepherd is an award-winning writer of ‘literary mysteries’ – one part literary fiction to one part historical crime.  She turned Jane Austen into a murder mystery in Murder at Mansfield Park, and has subsequently ‘recalled to life’ Dickens’ London in the critically-acclaimed  Tom-All-Alone’s, explored the dark secrets of the Shelleys in A Treacherous Likeness, and taken Dracula back to its literary roots in The Pierced Heart. All four novels have received Kirkus stars.

She worked in the City and PR before becoming a writer, and when working for Guinness in the 1990s created the Water of Life environmental and humanitarian initiative, which has brought clean water to over five million people in the last five years alone. She is a trustee of the Wordsworth Trust and runs their Romanticism blog (@Wordsworthians).  You can also find her at @Lynn_Shepherd