Catriona's work background is fascinating - she worked as a Forensic Medical Examiner - so I wanted to share some details here.
1. What inspired DCI Craig, and the detective series, set in Belfast that began with ‘A Limited Justice’?
2. The second in the series, The Grass Tattoo, is due out in December. What does DCI Craig have to deal with this time?
3. You worked as a Forensic Medical Examiner. That sounds very exciting. Can you tell us a bit about it?
Believe it or not, I love reading detective novels! And watching DVD box sets of …detective stories.
Or historical dramas like the wonderful series ‘Rome’ and ‘The Borgias’. I also run an amateur theatre company in Belfast called ‘The Studio’. We’re currently in rehearsals for two productions.
Blurb for A Limited Justice:
When a body is discovered at a petrol station, Belfast D.C.I. Marc Craig is called to investigate. Within a day, a second body is found. Then a third. This time, it’s personal.
It’s someone he knows.
With time against him, Craig desperately tries to piece the case together, but will he find the suspect before anyone else is killed?
A Limited Justice is the first in a crime series set in 21st century Belfast featuring Detective Chief Inspector Marc Craig.
About the Author:
Catriona King was raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She moved to central London to live and work as a medical doctor where she trained as a police Forensic Medical examiner. She worked in General Practice, Paediatrics and Health Management, working with the Metropolitan Police on many occasions, and encountering many fascinating people and situations, in both Belfast and London.
In recent years, she has returned to live and work in Belfast, basing her D.C.I. Craig crime novels in the modern streets of Belfast and across Northern Ireland in 2012, and locating the fictitious crime headquarters of Docklands Coordinated Crime Unit in one of Belfast's most colourful and oldest districts, Sailortown. She has family links with the area, her mother’s family having had a business there.
Catriona has written since childhood, fiction, fact and reporting. 'A Limited Justice' is her first novel. It follows Detective Chief Inspector Marc Craig and his team, in the hunt for the killer of three people. A second novel in the D.C.I. Craig series ‘The Grass Tattoo’ is due for release on December 11th 2012. Her publisher is an Edinburgh based company called Crooked Cat Publishing.
Catriona is very active in Belfast's dynamic arts scene.