The Scribe

Madeline Kramer has come far since losing her parents aged nine. Raised by her grandmother, she has a stellar career at a top City law firm and great friends.

But when her colleague and former classmate is found dead in a meeting room, her chest inscribed with 'Contract', Maddy’s ordered life is turned upside down.

It soon becomes clear that the killer is targeting former students from Maddy’s old law college. Even more disturbing are riddles sent by the killer to DCI Jake Carver, claiming to offer clues as to the next victim and location.

As the bodies stack up it becomes a race against time. Maddy must put her own life, and the lives of others, on the line.

About the author

A.A. Chaudhuri is a former City lawyer. Born and raised in Portsmouth, Hampshire, she now lives in Surrey, where she writes full time. Besides being an avid reader, she enjoys fitness, films, anything Italian and a good margarita.

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Why We Like It

  • "The Scribe is a wildly entertaining, one-of-a-kind, legal-serial-killer-thriller, sure-fire smash hit... Excellent." - Rob Parker, author of A Wanted Man.
  • Debut thriller from an exciting new writer
  • Plunges readers into London’s glamorous legal world
  • Fiction’s first female City lawyer amateur sleuth
  • A thrilling conclusion and a final twist
  • Compelling protagonist

A.A Chaudhuri

A.A. Chaudhuri is a former City lawyer. Born and raised in Portsmouth, Hampshire, she now lives in Surrey, where she writes full time.

Once a highly ranked British junior tennis player, competing in the national championships and a member of the national squad, she went on to tour the women’s professional satellite circuit as a teenager and achieved a world ranking of 650. After returning to full-time education, she gained a BA Honours 2:1 in History at University College London, and a commendation in both the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at the London College of Law, before training as a solicitor at City firm Norton Rose and then practising as a commercial litigator at two other City firms, Kendall Freeman and Travers Smith.

She left law in 2008 to pursue her passion for writing and in 2010 passed the NCTJ fast-track newspaper journalism course, in respect of which she was awarded The Oxford University Press Public Affairs Award for the most outstanding public affairs central government paper.

In 2013 and 2014 she self-published two women’s fiction novels under the name Alexandra Sage: Love & Limoncello and the sequel Love & Loss. Love & Limoncello has sold more than ten thousand copies to date, reaching number 53 in the Amazon Kindle Bestsellers List in October 2014.

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