Laura Principal
Created by Michelle Spring

Cambridge academic turned private detective LAURA PRINCIPAL runs Aardvark Investigations with her lover/partner Sonny Mendlowitz, when she's not busy hanging with her pal, Helen Cochrane.

This series, which weds the school of psychological suspense with the (female) private-eye novel, has proven quite popular, both with fans and criics, with the debut garnering nominations for both the Anthony and the Arthur Ellis Awards.

Author Michelle Spring was born and raised in Victoria on Vancouver Island, and grew to love mysteries by reading Nancy Drew books while being treated for tuberculosis. She moved to England in 1969, and under the name of Michelle Stanworth, has had an academic career that has spanned over twenty-five years, four academic books, an affiliated lectureship at Cambridge University and the Professorship of Sociology at Anglia University in Cambridge. Since September 1997 she has committed herself full-time to writing. She lives in Cambridge with her partner, and their children.


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