`A leading light in the field of Mancunian noir' The Guardian`Gritty and gripping' Kimberley Chambers, no.1 bestsellerWatch your back. Everyone else will be. How far would you go to protect your empire?Manchester's criminal underworld is reeling from the loss of its leader, Paddy O'Brien. In the wake of her husband's death, Sheila O'Brien takes charge of the city, and for once, she's doing things her way.But she hasn't reckoned with the fearsome Nigel Bancroft, a threat from Birmingham who is determined to conquer Manchester next.As a power tussle begins, Sheila is determined to keep control of the empire she has won - even if it means she has to die trying...A heart-stopping read with a gritty edge, perfect for fans of Martina Cole and Kimberley Chambers.â â Can be read as a stand-alone book!â â
Marnie Riches grew up on a rough estate in Manchester, aptly within sight of the dreaming spires of Strangeways prison. Able to speak five different languages, she gained a Masters degree in Modern & Medieval Dutch and German from Cambridge University. She has been a punk, a trainee rock star, a pretend artist, a property developer and professional fundraiser. In her spare time, she likes to run, mainly to offset the wine and fine food she consumes with great enthusiasm.