My new novel, Courting Trouble, is just out. I thought you might be interested in what inspired me to set a new series of novels in a law firm. Even though the books are, hopefully, funny and full of bawdy banter and juicy girl talk, each novel will have a crime to solve and a moral dilemma. The case I explore in the first novel, was inspired by a true life incident, but also by my own experiences with jury service and the justice system during which I realised that it is the way we try rape cases that is really on trial.
As an author, I believe poetic justice is the only true justice in the world. Keen to impale the rapists of this world on the end of my pen, I’ve set my new novel, “Courting Trouble”, in Britain’s first barrister/solicitor, mother-daughter, two person boutique feminist law firm which only champions women’s causes. I based the case in this first book of my law series on a true story. A Melbourne grandmother was so sure her raped grand daughter would not get justice in the courts, that she tracked the rapists down and shot them in the testicles.
Courting Trouble is published by Bantam. I do hope you’ll slip between my covers…
Read my full blog article on the true life incident that inspired me to write Courting Trouble.
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