M. J. Arlidge


M. J. Arlidge is the international bestselling author of the Detective Helen Grace Thrillers, including The Doll’s HousePop Goes the Weasel and his debut, Eeny Meeny, which has been sold in twenty-eight countries. He has worked in television for the past fifteen years.


Autobiography for Quais du Polar

I am a British novelist, screenwriter and producer, though not necessarily always in that order. I appear nice, friendly and co-operative on the outside, but privately I wish I was Hannibal Lecter. I write crime fiction – the D.I. Helen Grace series specifically – as an escape from the rigours and pressures of family life.”


Favourite crime

Book : The Silence of the Lambs, Thomas Harris

Movie : The Sopranos, David Chase

Writer : Patricia Highsmith