Welcome to the official UK website of Belinda Bauer, author of Blacklands and Darkside
Belinda Bauer
Belinda Bauer Belinda Bauer
Belinda Bauer
Belinda Bauer

If you are here on purpose then thank you and welcome. If you just stumbled by, feel free to stay and poke around. You might like to take a look at the kind of books I'm writing and why. The answers are 'crime' and 'for money', but that's not the whole story. 

'Crime' is a loose word in a tight niche. Crime is really the story of how lives are changed by the misdeeds of others. From the pensioner who loses her savings in a stock-market crash, to the refugee, to the mugging victim. Life is a river and crime is the rocks. It's only when we hit a rock that we find out whether we are one of life's swimmers - or one of life's sinkers. It's that struggle for survival and recovery that interests me - the rock itself is almost incidental.

So I write crime, but really I just write people.

Why not enter my world and hit those rocks with me?

I hope that you’re a swimmer…


RUBBERNECKER receives glowing reviews!

‘Obvious echoes of Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time . . . and with more twists and coils than a hangman's noose, it deserves to do equally well’ Sunday Express

‘Taking the psychological thriller into new territory’ Independent

‘The exciting result reads like a collaboration between Mark Haddon (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time) and Barbara Vine’ Sunday Telegraph

Read more reviews

Facebook Join Belinda on Facebook

Join Belinda in the dock with Dead Good as she reveals all about her love of crime writing, why she watched anatomy students dissect cadavars in Cardiff and how she ...

Read some of Belinda's most frequently asked questions. If you have a question for Belinda that hasn’t already been answered then post it on this page and she’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Belinda Bauer