Victoria Blake is the author of eight books. TITIAN’S BOATMAN is set partly in Renaissance Venice and partly in 21st century London and New York. Before turning to historical fiction she was a crime writer and four books figuring Sam Falconer, a PI operating between Oxford and SW London, were published by Orion.
She has also written two true crime books for The National Archives – one about Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain and one on Florence Maybrick, who was convicted of poisoning her husband with arsenic in Liverpool in the 1890s.
Her book FAR AWAY based on her father’s memoirs of being a POW in Italy, during the Second World War was shortlisted for the HNS Indie Award 2016.
She was brought up in Oxford in Queen’s College where her father, the historian Robert Blake was the Provost. She read history at LMH in Oxford and has subsequently worked in law, bookselling and publishing. She lives in SW London.