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Melanie McGrath
Writer, Freelance

Melanie McGrath writes narrative non-fiction 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.

Written by Melanie McGrath

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Social psychology
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

Melanie McGrath

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Gender
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?

Melanie McGrath

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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

Melanie McGrath

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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

Melanie McGrath