Belinda Bauer (author)

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Belinda Bauer (born 1962) is a British writer of crime novels. She grew up in England and South Africa,[1] but later moved to Wales, where she worked as a court reporter in Cardiff; the principality is often used as a setting in her work.[2]

Bauer's debut novel, Blacklands, won the British Crime Writers' Association's Gold Dagger award for the best crime novel of 2010.[3] Both Blacklands and her second novel Darkside (2011) are set around Exmoor in Somerset. Both have been translated into several languages.

Finders Keepers, Bauer's third novel, was set in the fictional location of Shipcott, also in Exmoor. The book was published in Britain on 5 January 2012, and in the United States on 28 February 2012.

In 2014, her book Rubbernecker, set in Cardiff and Brecon, won the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award.[4]

Bauer is a former journalist and screenwriter; she won the Carl Foreman BAFTA for her screenplay The Locker Room.[5]

In July 2018 Bauer's novel, Snap, was longlisted for that year's Man Booker Prize.[6]


  • Blacklands (2009)
  • Darkside (2011)
  • Finders Keepers (2012)
  • Rubbernecker (2013)
  • The Facts of Life and Death (2014)
  • The Shut Eye (2015)
  • The Beautiful Dead (2016)
  • Snap (2018)
  • Exit (2020)[7]


  1. ^ "Biography". Author's website. Archived from the original on 1 November 2011. Retrieved 9 October 2011.
  2. ^ Elena Cresci (1 April 2013). "Belinda Bauer: I want to prove that books set in Wales do sell". WalesOnline. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Belinda Bauer wins the CWA Gold Dagger 2010". Crime Writers' Association. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 9 October 2011.
  4. ^ Lea, Richard (18 July 2014). "Theakstons Old Peculier crime novel of the year taken by Belinda Bauer". the Guardian. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  5. ^ "BAUER, BELINDA". Literature Wales. Archived from the original on 6 April 2012. Retrieved 9 October 2011.
  6. ^ "Man Booker prize 2018 longlist – in pictures". The Guardian. 23 July 2018. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Exit". Fantasticfiction. Retrieved 30 September 2019.