Liza Cody is an English crime fiction writer.
She is the author of thirteen novels and many short stories. Her Anna Lee series introduced the professional female private detective to British mystery fiction. The entire Anna Lee series was adapted for television and broadcast in both the U.K. and the U.S.
Cody is also the author of the ground-breaking Bucket Nut Trilogy featuring professional wrestler Eva Wylie, as well as the stand-alone novels Rift, Gimme More, Ballad of a Dead Nobody, and Miss Terry. Gimme More and Ballad of a Dead Nobody reflected the authorâ€™s interest and experience in the world of music and musicians. Miss Terry is a thriller dealing with issues about the children of immigrant families in modern Britain. Cody's novels have been widely translated.
Codyâ€™s short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines and a lavishly praised collection of her first seventeen was published as Lucky Dip and other stories.
Awards include the John Creasey Memorial Prize and the CWA Silver Dagger in the UK as well as an Anthony Award in the U.S. and a Marlowe in Germany. She has twice been nominated for the MWAâ€™s Edgars as well as for another Dagger.