Manda Scott is a veterinary surgeon and writer. Born and educated in Scotland, she trained at the University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine and now lives and works in Suffolk. She is known primarily as a crime writer. Her first novel, “Hen’s Teeth”, had her hailed as ‘a new voice for a new world’ and was shortlisted for the 1997 Orange Prize. Her subsequent novels recognized her as ‘one of Britain’s most important crime writers’. Her latest, ‘The Crystal Skull’ is available from VJ Books.