E.S. Thomson is the author of the highly successful Jem Flockhart series, including Beloved Poison, Dark Asylum, and most recently, Nightshade. Her work has been longlisted for the CWA Endeavour Historical Dagger, and shortlisted for the Saltire Prize, the Scottish Arts Council First Book Award and the William McIlvanney Crime Book of the Year Award.
E.S. has a PhD in the social history of medicine, and tries to fit as much medical history into her books as possible. She is a university lecturer by day and a writer by night. She lives in Edinburgh and Gateshead.
‘Vivid, pungent and perilous’– Chris Brookmyre, on Beloved Poison
‘Gothic. Gory. Glorious . . . E. S. Thompson’s Jem Flockhart books are the best I’ve read in years. Jem is just my kind of heroine: scarred, smart, complex, and unapologetically queer’– Kirsty Logan, author of The Gloaming
‘Jem Flockhart is a marvel . . . This vivid journey into the dark side of the human soul is a thoroughly engrossing tale’– Mary Paulson Ellis, author of The Other Mrs Walker
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