Catriona McPherson is the author of the Dandy Gilver novels (Minotaur), set in Scotland in the 1920s, and has won a Macavity, two Bruce Alexander Memorials and an Agatha for them. Last year she began a new strand of contemporary suspense with AS SHE LEFT IT (Midnight Ink), shortlisted for the Calamari at Left Coast Crime Monterey. The follow-up – THE DAY SHE DIED – came out in May and received starred reviews from Kirkus. Catriona was born in Scotland but has lived in Northern California since 2010. She is the 2014 vice-president of Sisters in Crime.