Patricia Moyes was a screenwriter and author of detective fiction. She was born and educated in England, and joined the WAAF in 1939. Her knowledge of radar led to her first writing job and a long working relationship with Peter Ustinov.
In addition to her screenwriting work, credits for which include the Robert Hamer film School for Scoundrels (1961) and Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected (1979), Moyes worked as a journalist and translator before beginning to write detective novels featuring CID Inspector Henry Tibbett. The tenth book in this successful and long-running series, Who Saw Her Die, was nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe award in 1971.