Aly Monroe is a British writer of historical thrillers set in the 1940s. She was brought up in Purley, England. She has spent a large part of her life in Spain, where she worked as a teacher, translator and voice-over. She is the author of the Peter Cotton series of historical novels, including Icelight which won the 2012 Ellis Peters Historical Award
Her series character is Peter Cotton who works for the British Intelligence service. Her first novel, The Maze of Cadiz, is set in Spain, where she lived for many years. The second novel, Washington Shadow, was shortlisted for the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Fiction Award, and the third novel of the series, Icelight, won the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Award.