Former barrister, Margaret Barnes, and pharmaceutical chemist, Elizabeth Ducie, draw on their professional experiences to write their compelling crime stories. They will talk about how they choose their subject material; their successful cooperation as 'writing buddies'; and how they came to the decision to independently publish their novels.
Margaret Barnes writes about crime from the perspective of a barrister, beginning the story where most crime novels finish. Her books offer readers a fascinating glimpse into the inner workings of the English Criminal Justice System, a complex legal maze which is all too often misinterpreted by the public and misrepresented by the media.
Elizabeth Ducie spent more than two decades travelling the world as a pharmaceutical manufacturing specialist. Her series of medical crime thrillers set in the sometimes murky world of international drugs may be fictional, but there’s more than a grain of truth and several real incidents contained within the pages.