Liverpool-born Ed Chatterton is an internationally successful writer and illustrator. His work has been published in more than a dozen languages and has won and been shortlisted in numerous awards in the UK, US and Australia. His gritty crime fiction, featuring central protagonist DI Frank Keane, reflects both his Merseyside roots alongside his experience of living and working overseas. His debut novel, A Dark Place To Die, is in development as a six-part TV series with Escapade Media/Lionsgate. In his guise as children’s writer and illustrator, recent projects have included two Middle School collaborations with US author, James Patterson; the best-selling Mort time-travel trilogy; and a picture book/musical project with Australian rock musician Pat Davern. In addition to writing commercial fiction, Ed is currently working on his PhD. He divides his time between England and Australia and is married with two grown-up children.