The Operation and The Cull are the first two books in a series of crime novels set in the years 1997-2009, the era of “New Labour”, the new Millennium, nine-eleven. the Iraq War, years of boom and bust, hope and disenchantment, deception, and some frank criminality. L.S. Caton studied anthropology, criminology, psychology and psychiatry, and is uniquely placed to observe the era.
L.S.Caton is a forensic psychiatrist. She was born in Scotland, but now lives in England with her husband and two teenage children. She has a lifelong love of crime fiction.
She writes: "I have been an avid reader since childhood. My favourite author in this genre, by a long mile, is Raymond Chandler. I have always thought that the opening two paragraphs of “The Big Sleep” rank alongside the finest writing in the English Language. I don’t even dream of trying to emulate him, but I wanted to write about what I have seen. My writing aims to entertain but I also want to deal with issues that make me angry - injustice, incompetence, the exploitation of vulnerable individuals. And to confront some of the failures of my profession of psychiatry."