Luca Veste

Interviewed 31 January 2020

Luca Veste

Luca Veste is the non-award-winning writer of the Murphy and Rossi series and standalone novels The Bone Keeper and The Six. He wanted to be a footballer or a boxer when he grew up, but didn’t make it.

He worked in a chip shop for an afternoon, as a kitchen designer for six months (before being found out when his boss realised he’d blagged the interview), an actor (his best role being in a show called The Cavern Club, which involved a costume of lacy top, leather miniskirt, and size 11 high heels) and a civil servant, before becoming a mature student. He studied psychology and criminology at university in Liverpool. His first novel was released in his second year of uni.

He plays bass in the Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers (we played Glastonbury, you know?) and is one half of the Two Crime Writers and a Microphone podcast. He is mainly found at home in Merseyside, wearing one of his 35 pairs of lounge pants.


Books by Luca Veste

Then She Was Gone

When DI Murphy and DS Rossi arrive at the scene of a brutal murder, they have no idea the slaying is connected to the disappearance of a baby girl a year before.

Reviewed on 07 January 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Dead Gone

A young girl is found murdered in Liverpool, prompting an investigation which turns into a hunt for a serial killer when a second body is discovered, and a note that talks about experiments suggests there are more deaths to follow

Reviewed on 28 June 2014 by Madeleine Marsh