Author Diana Bretherick is a former criminal barrister and a criminologist. She lectures in crime and popular culture and criminal law at the University of Portsmouth. Her first novel, City of Devils (published by Orion Books), is an historical thriller set in the Italian city of Turin in 1887, featuring the world’s first criminologist Cesare Lombroso. In 2012 it won the first Good Housekeeping Magazine new novel competition and in 2013 it was selected for the ITV3 Crime Thriller Book Club. She is currently working on a sequel. Diana lives in Southsea, Hampshire with her husband and a small but extremely destructive cat.