Crowther & Westerman Series
Crowther is an enjoyably oddball character, and Westerman is one of the most appealing female characters to ever appear in historical fiction. A lover of high-seas adventure, Westerman struggles to find a place for herself in a world that keeps telling her to stay home and be quiet like the rest of the ladies in petticoats and stays.
Though the two solve the case together, it's she who reminds the austere scientist that while facts are crucial, in mysteries, as in life, following your emotional intuition is what makes for the most accurate — and satisfying — conclusion.
Nathalie Gorman, Oprah.com
Imogen is a writer of historical fiction. Now based in London, she was born and brought up in Darlington and read Russian and German at Cambridge.
Before becoming a writer, she directed for TV, film, and radio. She is the author several novels, including the Crowther and Westerman series. Imogen was shortlisted for the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Award 2011 and the CWA Dagger in the Library Award 2012.
The Paris Winter was partially inspired by Imogen's paternal grandmother, a free-spirited traveller who set off through Europe with money sewn into her skirts.
The Paris Winter
The Paris Winter begins as an elegant Henry James-style novel of class and manners, with an innocent abroad finding herself up against more worldly (and corrupt) foreigners; the naïf here is an impoverished young English girl. But suddenly the narrative (with its adroit evocation of early 20th-century Paris) has a bone-shaking twist. We move from a novel of art and character into a stygian, edgy thriller.
Barry Forshaw, The Independent
Agent: Broo Doherty, D H H Literary Agency
UK Publisher: Headline, Headline Publishing Group
Telephone: +44 (0) 207 873 6000
US Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books (Crowther & Westerman)
Pamela Dorman Books/Viking
Telephone: (212) 366-2546
US Publisher: St. Martin's Press (Paris Winter)