Midnight Murders – Feature script adapted from the best selling series of novels. The Trevor Joseph series by best selling author Katherine John.
Synopsis: Compton Castle is a Victorian psychiatric hospital long overdue for demolition. Its warrens of rooms and acres of grounds, originally designed as a sanctuary for the mentally ill, now provide the ideal stalking ground for a serial killer.
Physically and mentally battered after his last case (Without Trace), Sergeant Trevor Joseph is a temporary inmate—but the hospital loses all therapeutic benefit when a corpse is dug out of a flowerbed. Then more bodies are found; young, female and both linked to the hospital. Everyone within the moldering walls is in danger while a highly unpredictable malevolence remains at large. And, as patients and staff are interrogated by the police, the apparently motiveless killer watches and waits for the opportunity to strike again…
aka: CATRIN COLLIER / KATHERINE JOHN / CARO FRENCH / KATHERINE HARDY / KA JOHN
Has published over 48 novels worldwide including 3 Quick Reads; in English and translation. 25 as Catrin Collier. She has had three stage plays professionally performed in addition to publishing various articles, short stories etc. in UK national magazines and anthologies. Her first Catrin Collier novel, Hearts of Gold filmed as a mini series by BBC Worldwide, attracted an audience of 6.8 million viewers when shown on UK network TV.
Karen has three film scripts in development, is in the maximum library public lending band (Top 100 authors) and has lectured in creative writing for DACE Swansea University, UK prisons, Arts Clubs etc. Writer on Tour with the Welsh Arts Council. Run workshops/study groups/creative writing courses/given talks and after dinner speaker for -: National (UK) Libraries SAMWA, Grand Theatre, Writers Circles, Arts Clubs, Schools and Sixth Form Colleges, Welsh Universities, UK Prisons, Tertiary Colleges, WI, Women’s Groups etc. Writer in residence, Killay playgroup for children with special needs 1994.
She has participated in Radio/TV Arts Programmes, the Hay Festival (including outreach) and worked as a radio presenter/researcher/broadcaster. TY CATRIN, an Adult Education Centre in Rhondda Cynon Taff, named after Catrin Collier, was opened in February, 2003. Her Orion novel, One Last Summer, based on the war time diaries of her Prussian born mother and grandmother is recommended reading for adults by the Holocaust Day Memorial Trust. She is currently working on 3 commissioned novels for Accent Press.