Gabrielle Lord's first novel, FORTRESS, was translated into six languages and made into a successful film. Since then she has published a number of bestselling novels, including LETHAL FACTOR, BABY DID A BAD BAD THING, DEATH DELIGHTS, FEEDING THE DEMONS, THE SHARP END, WHIPPING BOY, TOOTH AND CLAW and JUMBO. She has adapted several of her novels for the screen. DEATH DELIGHTS won the Best Novel category of the 2002 Ned Kelly Awards and BABY DID A BAD BAD THING was the 2003 joint winner of the Davitt Crime Fiction Award. Her last book, SPIKING THE GIRL was chosen as an Australian Women's Weekly Great Read.