Australia's Queen of Crime tells tales for teens and adults
Published on Feb 23, 2013 7:30 PM
Writing crime novels can be punishing, so Australian author Gabrielle Lord switches between light thrillers for teens and darker stories for adults.
"There's a tendency to walk on the dark side in this profession - you know too much about what human beings are capable of," says the 67-year-old in a phone interview.
Last year, she released two books, Malice and Death By Beauty. The first was a sequel to the million-copy-seller Conspiracy 365 series for young adults, and an antidote to the "murkier depths of adulthood" in Death By Beauty, a story of women's obsession with plastic surgery.
Both titles made headlines and hit bestseller lists in Australia - as expected from the writer known as Australia's "Queen Of Crime".
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