Christine Poulson

Before Christine Poulson turned to writing fiction, she was an academic with a PhD in History of Art. Her Cassandra James mysteries are set in Cambridge. Deep Water, the first in a new series featuring medical researcher Katie Flanagan, appeared in 2016. The second, Cold, Cold Heart, set in Antarctica, came out in 2018, and the third, An Air That Kills, in 2019. Her short stories have been published in Comma Press anthologies, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Crime Writers’ Association anthologies, the Mammoth Book of Best British Mysteries and elsewhereThey have been short-listed for the Short Mystery Fiction Derringer, the Margery Allingham Prize, and the CWA Short Story Dagger.


Anthologies featuring Christine Poulson

The New Abject

A sequel to Comma‘s award-winning horror anthology The New Uncanny. Featuring specially commissioned stories inspired by Julia Kristeva’s theory of the abject.

Phobic: Modern Horror Stories

Phobic shines a torch into the unlit areas of the modern subconscious and suggests the more we know, the more we realise how worried we really should be.

I.D.: Crimes of Identity

A showcase of shorts from the Crime Writers' Association which celebrates the ‘who’ in the whodunnit, the psyche behind the psychological profile.

M.O.: Crimes of Practice

These stories demonstrate that, even with the most despicable of crimes, there’s methodology in the madness.

Litmus: Short Stories from Modern Science

This anthology draws out and distills science’s love of narrative from a wide range of scientific disciplines, weaving theory into very human stories, and delving into the humanity of theorists and experimenters as they stood on the brink of momentous discoveries.