Samantha Goodwin

British Mystery Author


I have written professionally for my business career as a Chartered Marketing Manager for over a decade before turning my hand to fiction. 

As an avid crime fan, I regularly participate in the renowned Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate and relish attending literature festivals across the country as well as engaging in numerous online writing communities.

When I’m not writing, I enjoy reading, countryside walks, musicals, chocolate (but controversially not Oreos) and movies (although obviously the book is always better!) 

I live in Leeds with my husband, Chris, and son, Jack. 

Murder at Macbeth is my first crime novel and was longlisted for the international Flash 500 Novel Award 2017.

I love connecting with my readers from around the world. You can join my World Book Tour on Instagram by sharing photos of you reading Murder at Macbeth from where you live or travel and I will repost. Remember to tag me (@samanthagoodwinauthor) and/or use the hashtag #MurderAtMacbethWorldBookTour

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Whose deadly secret has taken centre stage?

When a talented, young actress unwittingly stabs herself live onstage after a prop knife is tampered with, suspicion immediately falls on her eclectic band of castmates.

But who had the motive to kill the show's leading lady?

As the insightful, yet disillusioned, Detective Inspector Finley Robson and his shrewd partner, Detective Sergeant Nadia Zahra, interrogate the seven key suspects, secrets unfold to unveil a web of scandal, blackmail, and deceit.

Bitter rivalries, secret trysts and troubled pasts are just the beginning of the story…