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Louise Mangos

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Louise is a full-time writer and artist living in the Swiss Alps. Her debut psychological thriller, Strangers on a Bridge, was a finalist in the Exeter Novel Prize and long-listed for the Bath Novel Award. Her second novel, The Art of Deception is a domestic suspense. Her third novel, a psychological thriller entitled The Beaten Track was a finalist in The Page Turner Award. Her fourth suspense novel is the psychological Whodunnit Five Fatal Flaws. Louise also writes historical mystery as L.S.Mangos, the latest of which is The Secrets of Morgarten, nominated for the Historical Dagger. Louise’s work has won prizes, been placed on shortlists, and has been narrated on BBC radio. Her short fiction has been published in more than 20 print anthologies. In her spare time she solves her plots on the cross-country ski trails in winter or by wild swimming in the lake near her home in the summer. She holds a Masters in Crime Writing from UEA.

Other Awards

Finalist, Exeter Novel Prize. Long listed, Bath Novel Award. Twice shortlisted for the Page Turner Awards. Twice shortlisted for the Flash500 Novel Opening Competition.

Books by Louise Mangos

  • Five Fatal Flaws Five Fatal Flaws


  • The Beaten Track The Beaten Track


  • Strangers on a Bridge Strangers on a Bridge


  • The Secrets of Morgarten The Secrets of Morgarten


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