Salma El-Wardany BBC Radio

I chatted with Salma El-Wardany on BBC Radio London about the Queens of the Underworld, while Elizabeth Crawford discussed … read more

Conway Hall

I’ll be talking about Queens of the Underworld at Conway Hall, a famed ‘hub for free speech and independent thought’ … read more

The Demented Goddess

A chat with The Demented Goddess about Queens of the Underworld – revenge, racism and power. Read hereread more

Lights, Camera, Author!

Lights, Camera, Author! is an American podcast which features interviews with authors and actors who write books about movies, TV … read more

Derby Book Festival 2022

I’ll be talking about Queens of the Underworld at Derby Book Festival on May 22nd, Derby College, 11am. More info … read more

Wild Words Festival

I’ll be joining a panel at Wild Words Festival, a new literary festival set in a beautiful Hertfordshire field with … read more

North American Tradeswomen

The North American Tradeswomen are sending a delegation to London in June, where they will be visiting construction sites and … read more

The Festival Experience

What happens when you get awkward questions at book festivals? Vox is a series of bite-size audio recordings in which … read more

Queens Audio Book


Queens of the Underworld will be released as an audio book by Isis Publishing in May 2022, narrated by … read more

Mirror Queens of Crime

The Daily Mirror have featured three Queens of the Underworld – Lilian Goldstein, Noreen Harbord and Zoe Progl, all of … read more

Amazon Bestseller


Queens of the Underworld is now an Amazon bestseller in Women in History.

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Queens of the Underworld has been selected for a BookBub promotion until Feb 23rd, more info here.


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Reweirding London

Mudlarking, Criminal Queens, and the deep City: a collection of London stories. March 24th, Amersham Arms, SE14. 7pm-10pm. Info and … read more

5 Best Books on Female Crooks

True stories about professional female crooks are very rare – here’s 5 of the best which inspired Queens of the read more

Standard Issue Podcast

‘Caitlin is the cat’s fancy tracksuit when it comes to writing about women, crime and punishment’ – a Standard Issue … read more

Gangster Girls

The Daily Mail have covered 6 women who feature in Queens of the Underworld, renaming them Gangster Girls…… read more

Authors of the Thames

Photo: Michael White

Photographer Michael White is currently embarking on a new project, Authors of the Thames, in which … read more

Highgate Library Queens Talk

I’ll be talking about Queens of the Underworld at Highgate Library, London N19, on December 9th, 7pm. The event is … read more

400 Years of Female Rebellion

‘400 Years of Female Rebellion’ is a free online event on December 6th.

I’ll be giving an illustrated talk on … read more

Crime Readers’ Association

Queens of the Underworld features in the latest edition of the Crime Readers’ Association Case Files magazine. Info on joining … read more

Monocle Reads

I chatted to Georgina Godwin about Queens of the Underworld on Monocle 24. Listen more

Spectator Review

Julie Bindel has reviewed Queens of the Underworld  for The Spectator:

‘A rollicking account of all kinds of crime committed … read more

Queens Launch

Queens of the Underworld was launched at the Great Scotland Yard Hotel – on the site of the original headquarters … read more

Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine has reviewed Queens of the Underworld, and concluded that ‘many of them … read more

BBC Radio London

I chatted to Robert Elms about Queens of the Underworld, listen here (1 hour, 39 minutes into the show).… read more

Overnights talkRADIO

I chatted to Paul Ross about Queens of the Underworld on Overnights, talkRadio.

‘An amazing book and a brilliant read….a

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Talk Radio Europe

I chatted with Selina MacKenzie on her Lifestyles show, TRE Talk Radio Europe, about the women who inspired Queens of read more

Writers & Rejection

How do writers deal with rejection? Vox is a series of bite-size audio recordings in which Royal Literary Fund Fellows … read more

Diamond Dolly

Nottingham Evening Post, November 1923


The Crime Readers’ Association has run a piece on one of the women from … read more

The New Yorker

‘Who owns the legacy of a women’s prison?’ The New Yorker has run a feature on the history and future … read more