One-Woman Crimewave

Bee Rowlatt

Renard Press

Paperback

224pp

ISBN: 9781804470763

Fiction

Publication date: 6 March 2024

Rights: UK & Commonwealth

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What is your babysitter doing when you’re not there?

Fifteen-year-old Ashleigh is clever and charming, all too ready to rush to the rescue of parents in need of relief, and she soon becomes the neighbourhood’s favourite babysitter. But she has an appetite for secrets.

Fast-paced, witty and scalpel-sharp, One-Woman Crimewave examines the limits of what money can buy, and how easily the fragile web of middle-class privilege can be torn. In the end, is it really Ashleigh who’s the problem, or is it the fractious and divided community she exposes?

Bee Rowlatt

Bee Rowlatt is the author of the award-winning travelogue In Search of Mary, co-author of the bestselling Talking About Jane Austen in Baghdad and contributor to Virago’s Fifty Shades of Feminism. Bee led the campaign for the Mary Wollstonecraft memorial – the most trolled artwork of all time – and came out fighting across national and international media. She programmes events at the British Library, and has chaired writers all over the world, been a BBC producer, taught English to the Vice-President of Colombia and worked in a coleslaw factory. Bee is a regular on TV and radio, and has written for the BBC, TelegraphTimes, GraziaDie Welt, Guardian and Daily Mail. She now lives in London, but hails from Yorkshire, and used to be a showgirl. One-Woman Crime Wave is her first foray into fiction. 

 Author portrait © Sveta Mishina