Carol Ann Lee
The Pottery Cottage Murders
Author and biographer, Carol Ann Lee, will be discussing her writing career and how she investigates criminal cases to pull together bestselling non-fiction. Her latest book, The Pottery Cottage Murders is a gripping, fast-paced account of a criminal case that reads like fiction but is terrifyingly true. What took place at a family home on the Derbyshire moors in 1977 made the name Pottery Cottage synonymous with horror, but the determination of sole survivor Gill Moran to prevent any written or dramatic accounts of the case saw, Pottery Cottage largely vanish from public consciousness. Now Peter Howse, the police chief who saved Gill’s life, finally tells the story.
Carol is the author of Roses From The Earth: The Biography of Anne Frank, Hidden Life of Otto Frank, One of Your Own: The Life and Death of Myra Hindley and Somebody’s Mother, Somebody’s Daughter: The Victims and Survivors of the Yorkshire Ripper. Her biography of Ruth Ellis, A Fine Day for a Hanging was shortlisted for the 2013 CWA Non-Fiction award. Her Murders at White House Farm (the story of Jeremy Bamber) was broadcast by ITV in 2020.