Jackie Kabler was born in Coventry but spent much of her childhood in Ireland. She worked as a newspaper reporter and then a television news correspondent for twenty years, spending nearly a decade on GMTV followed by stints with ITN and BBC News. During that time, she
covered major stories around the world including the Kosovo crisis, the impeachment of
President Clinton, the Asian tsunami, famine in Ethiopia, the Soham murders and the
disappearance of Madeleine McCann. Jackie now divides her time between crime writing and her job as a presenter on shopping channel QVC. She has a degree in zoology, runs long distances for fun, and lives in Gloucestershire with her husband.