Victoria Selman


“Victoria Selman is one to watch”—Robert Scragg

Victoria read Modern History at Oxford University, studied Creative Writing at the City Lit and holds certificates in criminal profiling and criminal psychology.

She writes for the Independent and co-hosts Crime Time FM with Barry Forshaw and Paul Burke.

She is also the bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Ziba MacKenzie criminal profiler series and has just been longlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association Short Story Dagger for her entry in Afraid Of The Light, a charity anthology series she compiles and contributes to.

The series was a Times Pick of the Month in December and has been featured in the Guardian, the Observer and Sunday Record. The collections have raised thousands of pounds for the Samaritans and organisations supporting domestic abuse victims. Find Out More

Victoria’s debut novel, Blood For Blood was shortlisted for the prestigious Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger Award and an Amazon Charts #1 bestseller for five weeks selling over half a million copies. Find Out More

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CWA Debut Dagger Shortlisted
Shortlisted for the 2021 Short Story Dagger Award

A storyline that speeds along at a rate of knots- a bloody good thriller!

John Marrs

Bestselling author of THE ONE

I raced through this gripping, dark thriller

Laura Marshall

Bestselling author of FRIEND REQUEST

Ziba MacKenzie is tough, smart and funny—I loved her!

M.W. Craven

Bestselling author of THE PUPPET SHOW

Gripping. Fast-Paced. A wonderful protagonist. I loved it from start to finish.

Alex Lake

Bestselling author of AFTER ANNA

Fast-paced and totally thrilling

Elle Croft


Grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go!

Roz Watkins

Author of DEVIL'S DICE