Laura Purcell

Laura Purcell is a former bookseller living in Colchester, Essex. She began her career with two historical novels about the Hanoverian monarchs, Queen of Bedlam and Mistress of the Court, before her break-out Gothic ghost story The Silent Companions. Laura won the WHSmith Thumping Good Read Award in 2018 and has also been shortlisted for the Goldsboro Glass Bell and an Edgar Award in the Best Original Paperback category. Laura’s short stories have been published in a number of collections including the Sunday Times best-selling The Haunting Season.