Marjorie DeLuca

Marjorie DeLuca

Marjorie (M.M.) DeLuca was born in Durham City UK, then attended the University of London, before becoming a teacher and moving to Winnipeg, Canada where she studied Advanced Creative writing with Pulitzer prizewinning author, Dr Carol Shields. She became a professional novelist and screenwriter in 2011.

Her published works include The Savage Instinct (historical suspense), set in Victorian Durham against the backdrop of serial poisoner Mary Ann Cotton’s trial. The book garnered much critical praise, receiving a starred review on Publishers’ Weekly.

Her contemporary psychological suspense novels, The Secret Sister (Canelo) and The Perfect Family Man (Canelo), have been bestsellers on Amazon and Apple Books, and her historical novel, The Pitman’s Daughter, set in 20th century Durham and surrounding villages, has been compared to works by Catherine Cookson and Maeve Binchy.

Speaking at: Murderers, Museums and Miners: Recreating Historical Detail in Fiction Using the Rich History of Durham as Inspiration, Sunday 15.30 – 16.20 in the Ken Wade Theatre

Website: M.M. DeLuca