Laura Carlin left school at 16 to work in retail banking and it was only after leaving her job to write full-time that she discovered her passion for storytelling and exploring pockets of history through fiction. She lives in a book-filled house in beautiful rural Derbyshire with her partner (and a very naughty cat). When she's not writing she enjoys walking in the surrounding Peak District. Her debut novel, The Wicked Cometh, was published in 2018, and was shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Award and longlisted for the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award and the 2018 HWA Debut Crown. Requiem for a Knave is her second novel.