Kerry Greenwood was born in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray and after wandering far and wide, she returned to live there. She has degrees in English and Law from Melbourne University and was admitted to the legal profession on 1 April 1982, a day which she finds both soothing and significant. Kerry has written twenty novels, a number of plays, including The Troubadours with Stephen D’Arcy, is an award-winning children’s writer and has edited and contributed to several anthologies. In 1996 she published a book of essays on female murderers called Things She Loves: Why Women Kill. The Phryne Fisher series (pronounced Fry-knee) began in 1989 with Cocaine Blues which was a great success. Kerry Greenwood is the 2003 winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Crime Writers’ Association of Australia.Greenwood, Kerry is the author of 'Castlemaine Murders Library Edition', published 2006 under ISBN 9781590582800 and ISBN 1590582802.