Lisa Cutts retired after twenty-five years with Kent police. She spent most of that time investigating murders for a living and the last ten years of her service, writing crime fiction alongside her full-time job. Never Forget, her debut, was long listed for the Waverton Good Read Award 2013 and the winner of the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award 2014 for Best Thriller. Nine crime fiction books later, a number of happy events led her to crossing paths with Street Hearts BG, a street dog rescue charity based in Bulgaria. Emma and Anthony Smith, the charity’s founders, asked her to write the story of how they accidentally established their own shelter and rehomed over 1400 dogs. Street Hearts: The Extraordinary Story of Saving The Street Dogs of Bulgaria was the result of the best research trip ever undertaken.
Lisa writes a monthly column, Behind the Tape for Writing Magazine answering police procedural questions from other writers.
In early 2016, she was honoured to become the Patron of Rochester Literature Festival and help establish Murderous Medway, an annual crime fiction festival packed full of amazing author panels.
As well as being on BBC Radio 4’s Open Book, Lisa has twice appeared on This Morning to chat about TV crime dramas Broadchurch and Line of Duty.
Lisa lives in the county of Kent with her husband and Bulgarian rescue dog, Chucking Custard. Please don’t blame her- or the dog- or Street Hearts- for the name. Her husband wanted a boy.