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Lucy Worsley
Writers for Readers Jonathan Kellerman
Lucy Worsley is, by day, Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, the independent charity that looks after The Tower of London and Hampton Court Palace, among others. By night, she is a writer and presenter. She can be spotted presenting documentaries for the BBC and has published non-fiction books on architecture, palace life and the history of murder. Eliza Rose tells the story of Katherine Howard from the perspective of one of her ladies-in-waiting, and is
Jonathan Kellerman grew up in Los Angeles. Like his fictional protagonist, Alex Delaware, Jonathan received a PhD in psychology at the age of 24, with a specialty in the treatment of children. Jonathan’s first novel, When the Bough Breaks, became a New York Times bestseller and won the Edgar Allan Poe and Anthony Boucher Awards for Best First Novel. Since then, Jonathan has published at least one bestselling crime novel every year.
Though no longer active as a psychotherapist, he is a Clinical Professor of Paediatrics and Psychology at University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. Jonathan is married to bestselling novelist Faye Kellerman and they have four children.
Often mystery writers can either plot like devils or create believable characters. Kellerman stands out because he can do both. Masterfully USA Today
Jonathan Kellerman’s psychology skills and dark imagination are a potent literary mix Los Angeles Times
He writes such stories of such multi-layered complexity they are among the most rewarding works in any genre of popular fiction [...] Kellerman grows stronger with every book Ireland on Sunday
On psychology and writing: People ask me the difference between being a psychologist and a novelist. As a psychologist I was interested in developing predictive rules about human behaviour. As a novelist I’m interested in people who transgress those rules, which is why I enjoy writing crime novels.
her first venture into children’s fiction. Worsley read Ancient and Modern History at Oxford, and lives in London with her husband, architect Mark Hines.
Worsley’s eye for quirky detail is so compelling that you quickly find yourself gripped by the most unlikely subjects Mail on Sunday
She is almost school-teacherly, but has a naughty twinkle in her eye and a talent for self-deprecating personal intervention Daily Telegraph
Worsley is like a larky tour guide, whirling us round the seedier corridors of the royal palaces . . . it’s all terrific fun Sunday Times
We have a fine modern historian to guide us through the dreamlike maze of palace life The Times
On Eliza Rose: I wrote my story out of a sense of burning injustice at the unfairness of the horrible execution of Katherine Howard. I’d like to think that it might inspire some budding future curator of Hampton Court Palace, just as I was inspired in my own day by Jean Plaidy’s novels for young people.
What we’re listening to . . .
We haven’t been able to put down Ruth Ware’s The Woman in Cabin 10. This dark, claustrophobic thriller is full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing from start to finish and make you question whether anyone can be trusted. Read by Imogen Church.
And the fifth instalment in the Grantchester mysteries won’t disappoint either. In Sidney Chambers and the Dangers of Temptation, by James Runcie, our favourite sleuthing clergyman is dragged into the workings of a sinister cult and uncovers a cruel case of blackmail. Read by Peter Wickham.
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