Roz Watkins is the author of the DI Meg Dalton crime series. Meg lives in the lovely Derbyshire town of Belper, in a made-up street rather like Long Row. She absolutely adores her cat, Hamlet. Although a scientist by training and naturally skeptical, the power of the dark Derbyshire myths and legends often forces her to question her beliefs as she works (obsessively) to solve crimes in the area. Meg isn’t very glamorous, and usually has cat hair on her clothes. She struggles with her weight and has a limp so, although she doesn’t back away from confrontation, she has to use her brains more than her brawn!
The fictional town Eldercliffe was inspired by Wirksworth in the Peak District, not far from where the author lived when she wrote the first three books.
Falmouth in Cornwall is Roz’s new home and is providing a wealth of inspiration for more books. Her dog, Starsky, accompanies her on walks, checking out potential murder locations and hoping to find a body. All her animals are a great help.
Before she started writing, Roz worked as a partner in a firm of patent attorneys in Derby (a dead one turns up in her first novel! 😉)
Roz has a Post Graduate Certificate in Business and Personal Coaching from the University of Derby and is an experienced business coach and course leader. She has also worked as an animal trainer.