Catherine Quinn writes bestselling historical thrillers as CS Quinn and contemporary fiction as Cate Quinn.
Cate Quinn writes critically acclaimed books with complex characters. Her debut, Black Widows, sold in 10 territories and was optioned for film by Fake Empire. On release Black Widows appeared as a crime pick for the New York Times, The Daily Mail, The Observer, The Guardian, The Sun, The Independent, Women’s Weekly and Take a Break alongside many other blogs and publications. Her second book, Blood Sisters was a Sunday Times Crime Book of the Year and Heat Magazine Book of the Week, and was optioned by Perpetual Motion.
The Clinic – a murder mystery set in a remote northwest Pacific rehab – is due out in UK and USA in January 2024.
The Bastille Spy Series
C.S. Quinn’s groundbreaking series is a twist on the classic Scarlet Pimpernel.
The Bastille Spy won critical acclaim and was long-listed for a Historical Writers Association Gold Crown.
Meet Attica Morgan; escaped-slave, reluctant noblewoman, trained assassin – and Regency England’s most unorthodox spy. Her mission? Rescue innocents from France’s decadent royal era, as it spirals into deadly revolution.
But as she blazes through ballrooms and back-alleys, with a ready wit and sharp knife, Attica’s prized freedom is at stake. England won’t let a noblewoman spy forever, and arrangements to make Attica property of a suitable husband are well underway.
A killer, a key, a secret
Charlie Tuesday makes his living tracking villains and cut-purses. But in these dangerous times of Charles II’s debauched court, all is not what it seems. The thief taker was orphaned with a mysterious gift. He holds the key to a chest of secrets he’s never found – secrets that London’s ruling elite will stop at nothing to protect.
But something has awoken in England. Ancient blood-spells will rise again. And as plague and fire ravage London, what was locked must be freed.
Fans of Dan Brown, C. J. Sansom and Simon Toyne will all find plenty to enjoy in C. S. Quinn’s bestselling writing, which blends breath-taking historical detail with twisting plotlines, colourful characters and fast pace.
Can a street girl become a lady?
Lizzy Ward never meant to end up working the streets of Piccadilly. So when a handsome lord buys her for the night, it seems her fortunes are changing.
But Lord Hays doesn’t just want Lizzy for her charms. He needs a girl to fool the aristocracy. So can Lizzy really masquerade as a lady? Or will this be her most devastating liaison yet?