Lindsay Ashford is an award-winning British mystery novelist and journalist. Her writing has been compared to that of Vivien Armstrong, Linda Fairstein and Frances Fyfield. Raised in Wolverhampton, Ashford became the first woman to graduate from Queens College, Cambridge in its 550 year history. She gained a degree in Criminology and in 1996, took a crime writing course run by the Arvon Foundation. Ashford divides her time between a home on the Welsh coast near Aberystwyth, Wales and the village of Chawton (Jane Austen's home) in Hampshire.