Ruth Dudley Edwards

Sometime academic, teacher, marketing executive and civil servant, Ruth Dudley Edwards has been a freelance writer since 1979. Born and brought up in Dublin, she was a student at University College Dublin and a post- graduate at Cambridge University and now lives in London. A historian and prize-winning biographer, Ruth has written seriously and/or frivolously for almost every national newspaper in the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom and appears frequently on radio and television. Her satiricial crime fiction series, featuring Baroness \'Jack\' Troutbeck, has seen her shortlisted by the Crime Writers\' Association for the John Creasey Award for the best first novel (Corridors of Death) and twice for the Last Laugh award for the funniest crime novel of the year, winning the prize for Murdering Americans.

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