By day, SJ Gardiner is a clinical microbiologist, a pathologist specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. Not the kind of pathologist who lurks around crime scenes and slices open dead bodies. in TV terms, think Dr Greg House, but without the cane or the drug habit and with a better bedside manner … she hopes. Oh, and she’d kill for his turnaround time on lab results. Please don’t tell the lab staff she said that. They do a fabulous job, and she doesn’t want to scare them away.

After hours, she has a fatal weakness for crime fiction. Always buried in a book. How hard could it be to write one of her own? What about a whole series? So she combined her medical background with her occasional homicidal impulses and decided to find out.

Join SJ Gardiner on her twisted journey but be warned. It will get as gruesome as a zombie attack. Not afraid of a little blood or pus, are you?