The Margaret Code

THE MARGARET CODE follows eighty-nine-year-old Margaret as she attempts to solve the murder of her best friend and neighbour, Barbara. She is convinced Barbara entrusted her with a secret before she died, a secret now buried in Margaret’s ailing memory. With the help of her grandson, James, Margaret sets out to recover her memory and solve the murder. But soon strange things begin happening in her home. Her daughter is convinced Margaret’s illness is getting worse, but Margaret is sure somebody wants her out of the way.

Richard Hooton was born and brought up in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, and studied English Literature at the University of Wolverhampton before becoming a journalist and communications officer. He has won prizes in numerous short story and flash fiction competitions and has been highly commended in the Bath Flash Fiction Awards and shortlisted in the Bridport Prize and Cambridge Prize. Richard lives near Manchester. He is represented by Sam Copeland at RCW Literary Agency.