After ten years in marketing and advertising Michael Cordy gave up a lucrative career to write novels. His first, The Miracle Strain was published in 1997. Disney bought the film rights for $1.6 million and the novel reached no. 5 in The Sunday Times Bestseller list. it has since been published in more than twenty-five languages and over forty countries. The Colour of Murder is his first novel for five years. He lives in London with his wife and daughter.