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. Her second and third novels, Darkside and Finders Keepers, were highly acclaimed, and in 2013 she was awarded the CWA Dagger in the Library Award for her entire body of work.
Belinda is a repeat guest on Front Row and regularly appears at Harrogate Crime Festival. She lives in Wales.