Summary: British crime novelist who was known for exploring social issues as in her plot lines in such urban thrillers as Loving Geordie (2002), Blink (2001) and Mortal (1998), and who also co-edited the journal Writing Women.
Cause of Death: Breast cancer
Born: June 13, 1951
Died: January 6, 2004
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, England