Cathy Ace

Cathy Ace was born and raised in Swansea, and studied psychology at Cardiff. Having travelled the world on business, and for pleasure, for decades, Cathy put her knowledge of the cultures, history, art, and food she encountered to good use in The Cait Morgan Mysteries – a series of eight traditional, closed-circle murder mysteries featuring a globetrotting sleuth who’s a professor of criminal psychology. Ace’s other series is set in Powys: The WISE Enquiries Agency Mysteries feature four female private investigators (one is Welsh, one Irish, one Scottish, and one English). They tackle quirky – and quintessentially British – cases from their base at a Welsh stately home set in the rolling countryside of the Wye Valley. Her most recent release is a twisty tale of psychological suspense, also set in Wales, but this time in a somewhat disguised Rhossili. Cathy now lives in Canada, where her ever-supportive husband (also from Swansea) ensures she’s able to work full-time as an author, and enjoy her other passion – gardening. A British Columbia Bestselling author, Cathy has been shortlisted for the Bony Blithe Award three times in four years, winning in 2015; she was also shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story in 2017.