Winner of the Malice Domestic Grant (Death of a Cozy Writer), G.M. Malliet attended Oxford University and holds a graduate degree from the University of Cambridge. Malliet's first novel Death of a Cozy Writer won the 2008 Agatha Award for Best First Novel, and won a silver medal for the Independent Publishers Awards (IPPY) in the Mystery/Suspense/Thriller category. The book was chosen by Kirkus Reviews as a Best Book of 2008, nominated for a Left Coast Crime award (the Hawaii Five-O for best police procedural), short-listed for the Macavity Award (Best First Mystery), nominated for the Anthony Award (Best First Novel) and was a finalist for the David G. Sasher, Sr. Award (Best Mystery Novel). A former copywriter and reporter, she now lives in Virginia and returns frequently to Great Britain.