Diana Bretherick

Interviewed 11 January 2014

Diana Bretherick

Diana Bretherick spent ten years as a criminal barrister and worked with offenders at Brixton prison. She is now a lecturer in criminology and the portrayal of crime in the media at Portsmouth University. She won the Good Housekeeping new novel competition in 2012 with her debut, The City of Devils.


Books by Diana Bretherick

The Devil's Daughters

Scientist Dr James Murray returns from his father’s funeral to find a letter from the woman he loved begging him to return to Turin to find her missing cousin and plunging him and his sister Lucy into a world of danger and evil.

Reviewed on 30 January 2016 by John Cleal

City of Devils


Young Edinburgh doctor James Murray travels to Italy to study with Cesare Lombroso, the controversial late 19th century criminologist and is plunged into a series of sadistic and ritualistic killings which threaten his mentor.

Reviewed on 20 September 2013 by John Cleal