Imogen Robertson was born in Darlington and studied German and Russian at Cambridge University. After ten years directing TV, film and radio she became a full time writer on winning the Telegraph’s ‘First thousand words of a novel’ competition in 2007. Since then she has written five novels in the Westerman and Crowther crime series which is set in the late 18th century, beginning with Instruments of Darkness in 2009. The new volume in the series, Theft of Life, is set against the background of the transatlantic slave trade and was published in May 2014. She has also written The Paris Winter – a novel of betrayal and revenge set in the late Belle Époque. She has been shortlisted for the CWA Historical Dagger three times and is the current Chair of the Historical Writers’ Association.
For TLC Imogen reads historical and crime fiction