Dr Judy Melinek & TJ Michell


Judy Melinek and TJ Mitchell are the New York Times bestselling co-authors of the memoir Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner, and the ‘Jessie Teska’ mystery series. Dr Melinek, a forensic pathologist, conducted death investigations in California for 17 years before relocating with her family to New Zealand in 2020 to perform coronial autopsies. TJ Mitchell, her husband, earned a degree in English literature at Harvard University and worked in Hollywood and as a stay-at-home dad before becoming a novelist. The first two novels in their Jessie Teska series, First Cut and Aftershock, are now available from HarperCollins worldwide.