An ex-publisher, past Chair of the Crime Writers' Association, and lifelong Londoner, N J Cooper writes for a variety of newspapers and journals and contributes to many radio programmes such as Woman's Hour and Saturday Review. As Natasha Cooper, she is the author of, among many others, NO ESCAPE, A GREATER EVIL and A POISONED MIND. In 2002 she was shortlisted for the Dagger in the Library, an award that 'goes to the author whose work has given most pleasure to readers'.
'Face of the Devil then, is well crafted and compassionate. It draws on themes of family discord, notions of responsibility both moral and legal, and uses misdirection with great aplomb; it is a deft piece of work from a thoroughly talented writer' BookGeeks.co.uk http://www.bookgeeks.co.uk/2011/06/07/face-of-the-devil-by-n-j-cooper/ 'Critics generally line up with a series of encomiums for the talented Cooper, and it must rankle for her that far less talented writers have a higher profile. But on the strength of the scarifying Face of the Devil, it's surely only a matter of time before Cooper gets the kind of sales and attention commensurate with her talent' Crimetime.co.uk 8/7. (http://www.crimetime.co.uk/mag/index.php/showarticle/1896) 'A probing psychological book that reaches out to the reader on two levels, that of an interesting mystery and a deeply fascinating psychological insight into family relationships. Highly recommended.' Eurocrime 'The combination of a well-described setting in the Isle of Wight and Cooper's sensitive understanding of human behaviour lend conviction to an intriguing, enjoyable puzzle' Jessica Mann, Literary Review, August issue 'The combination of a well-described setting in the Isle of Wight and Cooper's sensitive understanding of human behaviour lend conviction to an intriguing, enjoyable puzzle' Jessica Mann, Literary Review, August issue