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Laura Thompson

Laura Thompson read English at Oxford. Her first book, The Dogs, won the Somerset Maugham Award. While living in Newmarket she wrote two books about horse racing, then a life of Nancy Mitford and an Edgar-nominated biography of Agatha Christie (reissued 2020). She has also written a re-examination of the Lord Lucan story, A Different Class of Murder, and the CWA Dagger-nominated Rex v Edith Thompson, about the 1922 Thompson-Bywaters murder case. Her group biography of the Mitfords, The Six, was a New York Times bestseller and is in development for television.