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Anne Cassidy - Author

Anne Cassidy lives in Essex. She was a teacher for twenty years. Her first book was published in 1991 and she has since published over twenty teen novels. She is the author of Looking for JJ, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Award 2004 and the Carnegie Medal 2005 and won the 2004 Booktrust Teenage Book Award.

As a crime writer, inspiration for Anne’s books often comes from news stories of teen crime. Anne is also interested in the philosophical aspect of murder. She says, ‘People take great delight in reading Crime Fiction. Why is this? We live in a modern liberal society which abhors the death penalty yet we soak up murder stories in print and on television. So I asked myself the question is it ever right to murder? Are there any circumstances that make murder the preferable option?’

Anne's 'Ten things I want you to know about me'

I was one of the first people in the country to have plastic surgery on the NHS. I had my ears pinned back. When I came out of the operating theatre my whole head was bandaged up and my mum said she thought I’d had brain surgery.

I went to a girl’s convent high school. My best friends were the most important people in my life. Sometimes they went off with someone else and it broke my heart. I always took them back. I had no pride.

I wore the shortest mini skirts that I could find. I also wore wigs and false eyelashes and thigh length boots. I was tacky.

My son never reads any of my books. Even though he’s a character in a lot of them. He prefers to read real life stuff about the Mafia.

My husband reads all of my books. He says he likes them but he would say that, wouldn’t he?

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Thicker Than Water
Anne Cassidy
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8 - In three words: violence – love - tragedy John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men is the inspiration for Anne Cassidy's novel and she follows the original very closely. George is a young man...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/05/2016
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Getting Away with it
Anne Cassidy
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8 This short novel, full of drama, demonstrates how a split second decision can have huge even life-changing repercussions. Mark is on a night out with his girlfriend Katie, happy that having broken off their...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/09/2015
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Reader ReviewedFinding Jennifer Jones
Anne Cassidy
February 2014 Book of the Month A gripping and emotionally compelling thriller from award-winning Anne Cassidy who has cleverly followed up Looking for JJ with an equally...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/02/2014
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Butterfly Grave
Anne Cassidy
Prize-winning crime writer Anne Cassidy packs a punch in this latest volume of her gripping series The Murder Notebooks. Joshua and Rose, not related but increasingly linked through the relationship between their missing father and mother respectively, are desperate to...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/11/2013
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Dead Time
Anne Cassidy
May 2012 Book of the Month. Award-winning Anne Cassidy grips her readers in this thrilling crime novel. Everywhere she turns, Rose's life seems to be haunted by disaster. Her mother has been missing for five years after mysteriously vanishing with her...
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Format: Paperback | Released 10/05/2012
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Careless
Anne Cassidy
Careless is a beautifully written novel by Carnegie shortlisted author Anne Cassidy. Anne is brilliant at understanding and writing about important topics and issues that are very relevant to many teenagers. Here in Careless the issue of loss and trust...
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Format: Paperback | Released 19/04/2007
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The Story of My Life
Anne Cassidy
Anne Cassidy is a real talent who is well on the way to hitting the big time. The story of my life is fast-paced, unputdownable and set within a short time-frame of just one night. Relationships are tested to the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 08/01/2007
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