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Manda Scott (born 1962) is a former veterinary surgeon who is now a writer, under the name M C Scott. Born and educated in Glasgow, Scotland, she trained at the University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine and now lives and works in Shropshire. She made her name initially as a crime writer. Her first novel, Hen's Teeth, hailed by Fay Weldon as 'a new voice for a new world' was shortlisted for the 1997 Orange Prize, and No Good Deed was nominated for the 2003 Edgar Award.
Her subsequent novels, Night Mares, Stronger than Death and No Good Deed, for which she was hailed as 'one of Britain's most important crime writers' by The Times, were published by Headline and are now published, along with her other books, by Transworld Publishers, an imprint of Random House. She writes both historical and contemporary thrillers. "The Boudica series" are her first historical novels.
Her more recent Rome series (written under the name MC Scott), beginning with The Emperor's Spy, are spy thrillers, set in the same fictional universe with some of the surviving characters from the Boudica series.
Between the two major historical series, she wrote The Crystal Skull, a dual timeline novel with a historical thread set in the Tudor era and a contemporary thriller set in modern-day Cambridge. She is working on a dual timeline novel of Jeanne d'Arc.
- Hen's Teeth (1997)
- Night Mares (1998)
- Stronger Than Death (1999)
The Boudica Series
- Dreaming the Eagle (2003)
- Dreaming the Bull (2004)
- Dreaming the Hound (2005)
- Dreaming the Serpent Spear (2006)
- The Emperor's Spy (2010)
- The Coming Of The King (June, 2011)
- The Eagle Of The Twelfth (May 2012)
- The Art of War (March 2013)
- [2012:Everything You Need to Know about the Apocalypse]
Appearance in anthologies
- New English Library Book of Internet Stories (2000)
- Scottish Girls About Town: And Sixteen Other Scottish Women Authors (2003)
- Little Black Dress: An Anthology of Short Stories edited by Susie Maguire
- "Mystery Short Fiction: 1990-2007". www.philsp.com. Retrieved 18 July 2011.
- "Manda Scott". www.booksfromscotland.com. Retrieved 18 July 2011.
- http://www.rofmagazine.com/pages/boudica Reference for updated biographical information
- http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/s/manda-scott/ Reference for the biographical information, works and awards.