Belinda Bauer grew up in England and South Africa. She has worked as a journalist and screenwriter and her script The Locker Room earned her the Carl Foreman/Bafta Award for Young British Screenwriters. With her first novel, Blacklands, Belinda won the CWA Gold Dagger for Crime Novel of the Year. In 2013 she won the CWA Dagger in the Library Award for her entire body of work. Her fourth novel, Rubbernecker, was the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. Belinda lives in Wales.