B.M. Allsopp writes the Fiji Islands Mysteries, a fresh police procedural series. A huge fan of crime fiction in exotic settings, she aims to give readers the same enjoyment that she has had from authors like Donna Leon (Brunetti series set in Venice), Ann Cleeves (Shetland series) and Alexander McCall Smith (No 1 Ladies Detective Agency series set in Botswana). She lived in the South Pacific islands for 14 years, including four in Fiji, where she taught at the University of the South Pacific. She now lives in Sydney with her husband and tabby cat.