Caro Fraser is the daughter of George MacDonald Fraser, author of the Flashman novels. She attended art school and worked as an advertising copywriter before deciding to pursue a career in law. Fraser began to write full-time while bringing up the third of her four children, and published her first novel, The Pupil, in 1993. Since then she has written thirteen novels, eight of which belong to the critically acclaimed Caper Court series. She is currently a full-time shipping lawyer and lives in London.