Body Count

Praise for Body Count

"...solid, well-researched debut...the intense first-person narration has enough twists and turns to keep forensics fans turning the pages."

Publishers Weekly

Featured Book

True Crime

Now Available in Australia & NZ

Phillipa contributed two pieces for Meaner than Fiction, an anthology of Australian true crime.

The justice system gone wrong In 1994 Andrew Mallard was charged with the murder of Perth jeweller Pamela Lawrence. Mallard, a homeless man with mental health issues, was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment, despite bizarre and questionable evidence and police procedures.

In 1998 a team of supporters began to investigate his case. What they found was, literally, a mess: questionable forensics, a confession that was never even signed by Mallard, and evidence that was withheld from the defence. After an unsuccessful appeal in 2002 the original verdict was finally overturned in the High Court in late 2005. Mallard was released on 20 February 2006: a free man after 12 years behind bars.


News & Updates

August, 2008

Just emailed the edited manuscript for my fourth Sophie novel, The Killing Hands, off to my Aussie publisher. Hooray!

July, 2008

On Sunday 20 July I'll be appearing on two panels as part of the Crime and Justice Festival in Melbourne.


Latest Blog Posts

November, 2008

I've been back from the States for just over two weeks now, but it's taken me a while to catch up on the day-to-day stuff! So, the trip...

June, 2008

The Murderers' Club is now available in the UK and Ireland! It's official release date was 20 June, but I did see a few copies out early during a recent visit to Ireland.