About Me

Hi, I am Margaret Murphy

Thanks for dropping by!

I have written nine psychological novels as Margaret Murphy, published to wide acclaim across the US, UK and Europe; the Clara Pascal books, Darkness Falls and Weaving Shadows received starred reviews from both Publishers’ Weekly and Booklist in the USA.

I’ve written a trilogy of forensic thrillers under the pseudonym A.D. Garrett, the first of which was awarded a coveted Publishers’ News ‘starred’ review. Jeffery Deaver describes the Fennimore & Simms series as ‘Complex, compelling, and just plain marvellous.’

In 2017, I accomplished a long-held ambition to write a serial killer novel. Splinter In The Blood, published under the pen name Ashley Dyer, went to four rounds of fierce bidding in Germany, was acquired by William Morrow in the US, Modernista in Sweden, Klim in Denmark, and Alianza in Spain & South America. It was a lead title for Blanvalet in the autumn of 2018—and yet again, it garnered a starred review from Publishers Weekly in the US. The sequel, The Cutting Room, was released in the USA in June 2019, and will soon be available in the UK.

Margaret Murphy