Jean Ritchie
Agent(s): Julian Alexander

Jean Ritchie is a journalist and author with twenty one successful books to her credit.  She joined Fleet Street as a reporter for the Daily Mail, moving to the Sun as a features writer, where she covered show business, politics, human life and investigations.

Her books range from ghosted autobiographies to investigative non-fiction, including Prescription for Murder (Sphere, 2000). Jean has written four authorised Big Brother (Channel 4 Books) books and  co-wrote Little Girl Lost (Arrow, 2006), one of Richard and Judy’s True titles.

She has ghost written on a number of major titles including Wherever You Are: The Military Wives (HarperCollins, 2013) , The Yorkshire Shepherdess (PanMacmillan, 2013) and the Sunday Times bestselling sequel A Year in the life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess (Macmillan, 2016).

She was the ghost writer for Daisy’s Gift (Virgin, 2016) which tells the remarkable story of a cancer-detecting dog, and she also wrote the heartwarming The Dog Rescuers (Bantam, 2018) chronicling the RSPCA’s true ‘tails’ of rescuing and re-homing dogs in need.

Her most recent project, I Am A Killer (Pan Macmillan, 2022), is based on the massively successful Netflix documentary series of the same name. This book features ten of the most compelling cases from the first two series and is full of exclusive never-seen-before material.

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