Lauren Randall obtained a Distinction in her MA in English Literary Studies (2012) and is currently embarking on a PhD at Lancaster University, having completed her undergraduate degree in English Literature and Creative Writing in 2011. Her interests include crime and gothic fiction and film and she is a particular fan of the works of James Ellroy and Alfred Hitchcock. In her spare time, she writes short stories and is interested in script-writing, having been a delegate at The Network, a talent scheme in association with the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival. Lauren also volunteers at the Dukes Cinema and Theatre in Lancaster and for Litfest. She is the research assistant for Crime Films, 1940 – 2000: A Free Film Festival, part of Lancaster University Library’s Tom Milne Popular Fiction Archive: 2012 Exhibition, Texts into Films. As of 2012, she is crimeculture’s reviewer-in-residence.