The Viney Agency


Kathleen McCaulI was born in London in 1981 and later went on to Oxford to study English Literature. After my finals in 2003 I went to Baghdad to help set up the first post war English language newspaper – the Baghdad Bulletin. After this I went to Kashmir, and worked on a local newspaper, the Kashmir Observer. I then did a MA in Goldsmiths before joining the BBC World Service. In 2007 I moved to Delhi where I reported for the radio and began writing my first novel Murder in the Ashram and the sequel, Grave Secrets in Goa.

Kathleen McCaul is currently writing a crime thriller set in Sao Paulo.. She is studying for an MA in Creative writing at UEA.


Kathleen McCaul
The second book in this edgy new Indian-set crime series starring English journalist Ruby Jones

Ruby Jones just needed to relax and take a holiday. She made a bad decision when she headed for Goa...

Famed for beaches and full moon parties, Goa is also home to one of the most famous Christian shrines in Asia - St. Francis Xavier, his body still miraculously intact after five hundred years. But when the head of the saint is stolen, Ruby discovers there's a lot more going missing in Goa than the head of the famous saint, and beyond the palm-fringed beaches is a world of smuggling, corruption and crime.

The weather is balmy, the sea is warm, but Ruby can't play at being tourist when her journalist instincts are twitching. And soon she finds herself at the centre of a lethal world turning in on itself - with deadly consequences.


BIBLIOGRAPHY: Grave Secrets in Goa, Piatkus/Little Brown, 2012; Murder in the Ashram, Piatkus/Little Brown, 2011. Dramatic rights to Equinox Films.