There’s no mystery behind the success of one of Yorkshire’s most hotly-tipped crime-writing names.
PJ Quinn’s debut DI Ambrose novel, Foul Play, garnered widespread acclaim when it hit the shelves in 2011.
Now a follow-up book has been released and work is already under way on a third Ambrose title.
But PJ Quinn isn’t any ordinary author – ‘she’ is in fact the pen name of mother-and-daughter writing duo Pauline Kirk and Jo Summers.
Pauline is a published novelist and poet in her own right, while by day Jo is a lawyer.
Jo, who grew up in Horsforth, Leeds, told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “Writing together just sort of happened – we’re not really sure how.
“We tend to come up with the plots together, while we’re out walking the dog or washing up.
“Then we e-mail sections we’ve written to each other and the editing – and sometimes the arguing – starts!”
Pauline and Jo describe their books as a cross between “Agatha Christie and Dixon of Dock Green”.
Set in the 1950s in the fictional community of Chalk Heath, their main character is Det Insp Paul Ambrose.
For more details, visit the: www.pjquinn.co.uk website.