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We’re delighted to be on tour today sharing Laura’s thoughts on crime thriller The Scribe by A A Chaudhuri.

The Scribe and The Abduction (Christmas 2019) are her first crime book series, plunging readers into London’s glamorous legal world and featuring series’ heroine, Maddy Kramer, fiction’s first female City lawyer amateur sleuth, who teams up with charismatic DCI Jake Carver to solve a gruesome series of murders and a puzzling abduction.

Book cover The Scribe A A Chaudhuri

Making it as a lawyer has always been a cutthroat business.

A killer is targeting former students of The Bloomsbury Academy of Law. The victims – all female – are gruesomely butchered according to a pattern corresponding with the legal syllabus. Even more disconcerting are riddles sent by the killer to investigating officer, Chief Inspector Jake Carver, offering clues as to who is next and where they will die.

Up-and-coming lawyer Madeline Kramer, a former classmate of a number of the slain, soon finds her life turned upside down by the savagery. And when she decides to help Carver track down the killer, she places herself in mortal danger. Can Maddy and Carver unscramble the complex riddles and save the lives of those destined to die?

A. A. Chaudhuri’s Ripper-like mystery, The Scribe, throws down a challenge even hardened crime thriller fans will be unable to resist. 

The Scribe by A A Chaudhuri is published by Endeavour Media and is available to purchase in digital and paperback formats.


The Scribe is a wonderful crime thriller; gripping, with an intriguing plot and interesting characters.

Madeline Kramer, a former classmate of The Bloomsbury Academy of Law, finds herself supporting investigating officer as a killer targets her classmates. The killer portrayed as the scribe for leaving messages on its victim’s, also sends riddles to the Chief Inspector, Jake Carver.

I really enjoyed the pace of this book and the links to the past helps to enhance the killer’s motives. I kept guessing throughout and only predicted part of the ending, so delighted with a few twists and turns.

A great read based on revenge.

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Author photo A A Chaudhuri

A.A. Chaudhuri is a former City lawyer. Born and raised in Portsmouth, Hampshire, she now lives in Surrey, where she writes full time.

Once a highly ranked British junior tennis player, competing in the national championships and a member of the national squad, she went on to tour the women’s professional satellite circuit as a teenager and achieved a world ranking of 650. After returning to full-time education, she gained a BA Honours 2:1 in History at University College London, and a commendation in both the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at the London College of Law, before training as a solicitor at City firm Norton Rose and then practising as a commercial litigator at two other City firms, Kendall Freeman and Travers Smith.

She left law in 2008 to pursue her passion for writing and in 2010 passed the NCTJ fast-track newspaper journalism course, in respect of which she was awarded The Oxford University Press Public Affairs Award for the most outstanding public affairs central government paper.

In 2013 and 2014 she self-published two women’s fiction novels under the name Alexandra Sage: Love & Limoncello and the sequel Love & Loss. Love & Limoncello has sold more than ten thousand copies to date, reaching number 53 in the Amazon Kindle Bestsellers List in October 2014.

She has also written four standalone crime novels, including racy thriller, Illicit Retainers, political thriller, The Darker Side of White, and two psychological thrillers, all yet to be released.

Besides being an avid reader, she enjoys fitness, films, anything Italian and a good margarita.

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