On March 14, 2016, I'll be appearing at Kings Place along with the murder squad detective who helps me with my research, in an event chaired by Mark Lawson. Book tickets here.

Missing, Presumed will be published by Random House in the US and Harper Collins in Canada. It has been optioned by Clerkenwell Films in the UK.


I've started a blog about reading, writing, not reading enough, not writing enough, that kind of thing. You can find the some posts under the Reading & Writing tab on the nav bar. We'll see how it goes, shall we?

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Coming February 2016

 'Missing, Presumed hits the sweet spot between literary and crime fiction. The plot is gripping, with a twist that knocked me sideways.'

 'Within a chapter, DS Manon Bradshaw announces herself as a detective to follow through books and books to come. A treat in store for those who love their crime fiction rich in psychology, beautifully written and laced with dark humour. Dive in.'

 'DS Manon Bradshaw is a messed-up, big-hearted detective in the best tradition’

‘I read tons of crime and it was the most satisfying read in ages. And so CLEVER. And so well-written… Utterly brilliant.’ - INDIA KNIGHT

‘Loving Missing, Presumed – intelligent, funny, gripping and beautifully written’ CARYS BRAY

'Manon Bradshaw is unforgettable. She charges through Missing, Presumed with twin goals – to find the body, and to find durable love.  The resolution of this gripping novel astonishes, and leaves a long afterglow.'
AMITY GAIGE, author of 
Schroder, longlisted for the Folio prize

'Missing, Presumed is a gripping, suspenseful, gratifyingly unpredictable detective novel, with enough plot twists to satisfy fans of the genre. But it’s also a beautifully written reflection on loneliness, and that’s what will stay with you long after you’ve turned the last page. I hope we'll see more of Steiner's prickly, all-too-human DS Manon Bradshaw'— MAGGIE MITCHELL, author of Pretty Is


Download a free sample, to be delivered to kindles Dec 16, 2015 here


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A young woman vanishes. A smear of blood in the kitchen of the house she shares with her boyfriend suggests a struggle.

As soom as Detective Sergeant Manon Bradshaw sees the photograph of missing Edith Hind - a beautiful Cambridge post-grad from a well-connected family - she knows the case will be big. And she's right: pressure soon mounts from the media and from on high.

Can Manon see clearly enough to solve the mystery of Edith's disappearance? Can she withstand intimidation from Sir Ian Hind, Edith's father, who has friends in high places? And when a body is found, will it mean the end or just the beginning?