Ruth Wykes

A writer of crime - both fiction and fact - Ruth has a passion for words and their ability to entertain, to reveal the truth and to promote change. 

A human rights activist who now lives in Victoria, Ruth spent over a decade in Perth - where she was writer, editor and publisher of a magazine for ten years; and also ran several projects at WA's Bandyup Women’s Prison.

It was the latter position that brought her into contact with Catherine Birnie, Australia's most notorious female serial killer. Birnie is the subject of Ruth's first eBook in the Crime Shots series: Don't Ever Call Me Helpless.

Her other Crime Shots are: Hell's Angels and Oh, You Mean This Knife.

Ruth's interest in true crime and her love of crime fiction is reflected in her personal library; the only thing that competes with the resident felines for domination of her home.

Ruth is currently working on a crime novel while holding down a day-job that uses her physical rather than creative muscles.

Ruth is often bemused by the knowledge that she works in a place that sells murder weapons, crime-concealment tools, and other apparently-malevolent stock for the criminally minded. Her job at Bunnings has certainly made her look a little harder at some of the customers who ask her for rope, shovels and chainsaws.