Victoria Blake was born in Oxford and brought up in Queen's College. She read history at Lady Margaret Hall and then qualified as a solicitor in London. Deciding law was not for her, and at a loose end, she began dogsbodying for a publisher and stayed for four years. Since then, she has divided her time between writing and bookselling. She lives in west London with her partner and the ubiquitous cat, percipiently named Dashiell Hammett.

Book List in Order:6 titles


  • A tale of grief, survival and the inescapability of the past. In an Italian prison camp in the summer of 1942, British officers captured in Africa are starving. It is in these unpromising circumstances that two men, Michael Armstrong and Harry Maynar...


  • Before email, before “the web,” before hackers and GPS and sexting, before titanium implants, before Google Goggles, before Siri, and before each and every one of us carried a computer in our pockets, there was cyberpunk, and science fiction was n...


  • Increasingly paranoid over her feeling that she is being watched wherever she goes, private detective Sam Falconer undertakes an investigation into the disappearance of a young rower from Oxford University, uncovering a web of professional jealousy, ...


  • Believing that she has finally escaped her traumatic youth, private detective Samantha Falconer comes face to face with the secrets of the past when her brother summons her home to Oxford to investigate the disappearance of a young woman and she rece...


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