Manda Scott was born and raised in Glasgow. She studied veterinary surgery at Glasgow University, and moved to Newmarket in 1986, working specifically with horses. While at Newmarket she started writing, first for television and then novels. Her first book, Hen's Teeth, was published in 1996 and was shortlisted for the 2007 Orange Prize. Scott's first four novels were contemporary crime thrillers, but in 2000 she turned to historical novels with her hugely successful Boudica series. The first of these, Boudica: Dreaming the Eagle, was published in 2001. There are now four novels in the Boudica series.
Her novel The Crystal Skull, is a thriller and was published in January 2008, and was re-released in 2009 to coincide with a movie on the same theme, 2012. She continues to work part-time as a veterinary surgeon, and lives in Shropshire with her partner and dog, Inca.
- The Crystal Skull - Paperback
The ancient Mayans predicted the End of Days with precision. But they also provided the key to staving off apocalypse: a flawless sapphire carved into the perfect likeness of a human skull. For centuries, the skull and its legacy of dark intrigue and murder, have been protected by a code few can break. Now it's about to be found.
- Boudica: Dreaming The Eagle - Paperback
This is the story of Boudica: the last defender of Celtic culture, the only woman openly to have led her warriors into battle, the only British warrior to stand against Imperial Rome and triumph. But it is also the story of the two men she loved most: the warrior Caradoc and her half-brother Bán.
- Rome: The Coming of the King - Hardback
AD 65. Sebastos Pantera, spy to the Emperor Nero, has undertaken the most dangerous of missions. Hunting often alone, with few he can trust, he must find the most dangerous man in Rome's empire, and bring him to bloody justice. Against him is Saulos.
- Dreaming The Bull - Paperback
This is a heart-stopping story of war and of peace; of love, passion and betrayal; of druids and warring gods, where each life is sacred and each death even more so; and where Breaca and Ban learn the terrible distances they must travel to fulfil their own destinies.
- Dreaming The Hound - Paperback
On the sacred isle of Mona, the Boudica or 'Bringer of Victory' as Breaca has long been hailed, now knows for certain that her lover, Caradoc - betrayed, captured and kept hostage in Rome - will never return to her. She decides to leave Mona and take the fight to the Eceni heartland where it is needed most.
- Dreaming The Serpent Spear - Paperback
Britannia, AD 60, the tribes of Britannia are ready to seek bloody vengeance. Now is their chance, the Roman governor has marched his legions west, leaving his capital and a vital port undefended. There is no going back.
- Rome - Hardback
They are known as the Legion of the Damned. Throughout the Roman Army, the Twelth Legion is notorious for its ill fortune. It faces the harshest of postings, the toughest of campaigns, the most vicious of opponents. For one young man, Demalion of Macedon, joining it will be a baptism of fire.
- Hen's Teeth - Paperback
Set in Glasgow, 'Hen's Teeth' has an intricate plot revolving around genetic engineering and veterinary science. Dr Kellen Stewart and her friend Lee set out to discover the truth, but how safe is their quest?
- No Good Deed - Paperback
Orla McLeod knows too much about violence for her own good. She has tried to leave her past behind by retreating to the Hebrides, but then the man who destroyed her family and made Orla the woman she is today is released from prison.
- Hen's Teeth - 1996
- Night Mares - 1998
- Stronger Than Death - 1999
- No Good Deed - 2001
- Boudica I: Dreaming the Eagle - 2003
- Boudica II: Dreaming the Bull - 2005
- Boudica III: Dreaming the Hound - 2005
- Boudica IV: Dreaming the Serpent Spear - 2006
- The Crystal Skull - 2008
- Rome: Coming of the King - 2011
- Rome: Eagle of the Twelfth - 2012