Colette spent more than a decade at the BBC, working as a national television news correspondent. She spent much of her time covering crime stories, hiding out inside The Old Bailey and did a stint as a political correspondent at Westminster.
Previously, she worked as a news editor at Sky News and started her career as a trainee journalist on The Journal in Newcastle.
Although she’s Scottish, she moved to England as a child and grew up in Whitley Bay on the North East coast. After living in London for too long, she finally persuaded her family to move beside the seaside. She know lives in Hove with her husband and three children.
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Colette McBeth has been featured in an article in the Daily Mail about current women crime writers.
“Women like crime novels because they demand to be read. A book with a slow pace might not be the one you’re going to finish. Most psychological thrillers also have moral twists. They force us to question the way we think. I think women are more open to that than men.”