Under the name Elizabeth McGregor Elizabeth Cooke has been writing for over twenty years and has published 13 novels so far. Her first four novels were psychological thrillers – one of which, Little White Lies, was televised by the BBC. In The Ice Child, she used an historical theme - the ill fated Franklin expedition in the 1840s - for the first time and it became an international bestseller. Cooke’s 10th book, Learning by Heart, was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association Book of the Year. Most recent historical fiction includes The Gates of Rutherford, third in the series of novels set around the Yorkshire estate of Rutherford Park in the early twentieth century. Ebook specialist publisher Open Road is reissuing all of Elizabeth's backlist.
Liz has also written historical non fiction, based around a 18th-century murder. She lives in Dorset.