Lynne Truss is a writer and journalist who started out as a literary editor with a blue pencil and then got sidetracked. Her latest novel is the mystery, A Shot in the Dark. She is the author of the bestselling book, Eats, Shoots & Leaves, and previously won Columnist of the Year for her work for Women's Journal. Lynne Truss also hosted Cutting a Dash, a popular BBC Radio 4 series about punctuation. She now reviews books for the Sunday Times of London and is a familiar voice on BBC Radio 4. She lives in Brighton, England.