J. New is the author of The Yellow Cottage Vintage Mysteries, traditional English whodunits with a twist, set in the 1930s. Known for their humour as well as the interesting slant on the traditional whodunit. She also writes the Finch & Fischer and the Tea & Sympathy mysteries, both contemporary cozy crime series.
Jacquie was born in West Yorkshire, England. She studied art and design and after qualifying began work as an interior designer, moving onto fine art restoration and animal portraiture before making the decision to pursue her lifelong ambition to write. She now writes full time and lives with her partner of twenty-four years, along with an assortment of stray pets they have rescued.