Antonia Hodgson was born in Derby and studied English at the University of Leeds.
Her first novel, The Devil in the Marshalsea, won the 2014 CWA Historical Dagger and was shortlisted for several other awards, including the Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year. The highly acclaimed follow up, The Last Confession of Thomas Hawkins, was named a Top Ten Thriller of the Year by Publishers Weekly. It was longlisted for the Theakston's, as was the third in the series, A Death at Fountains Abbey.
Her work has been selected for both the Richard & Judy and Waterstones book clubs, and has been translated into several languages.