Harriet Tyce

Interviewed 21 November 2020

Harriet Tyce

Harriet Tyce grew up in Edinburgh and studied English at Oxford University before doing a law conversion course at City University, which was probably the worst career decision of her life. She practised, badly, as a criminal barrister in London for nearly ten years but left after having children.

After spending some years in the doldrums she started to write, and recently completed an MA in Creative Writing (Crime Fiction) at the University of East Anglia, during which time she wrote Blood Orange, drawing on the hangovers and numerous journeys to far-flung magistrates’ courts across the south east of England as background material. At least that legal training didn’t go entirely to waste.

She now lives in north London with her husband and children, and enjoys writing books about lawyers far more than actually being a lawyer in real life.


Books by Harriet Tyce

Blood Orange

Barrister Alison Bailey is married with a daughter but infatuated with solicitor Patrick. She is horrified to receive messages from someone who knows what she is doing.

Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by Chris Roberts