Melanie McGrath writes narrative nonfiction and crime novels. She is the author of the crime bestseller Give Me the Child (2017) and her most recent book is The Guilty Party (2019). She lives in London.
Sleep and dreams
Stories in the night
Insomnia brings many gifts — the noises of the night, the twist of narrative, and a stolen march on time
Murder she wrought
Female thrill-killers are rare in crime fiction. Why is it hard to imagine a woman who murders for pleasure not revenge?
Biography and memoir
On the hard red road
As a road cuts into their rainforest home, the Mayagna people consider how much modernity they really want
Good Samaritans after all
It’s a truism of social psychology that witnesses are less likely to intervene if other onlookers are present. Not so