In my books, I kill people They’ve been dying in Leeds since 1730. They stopped in 1957.
“The writing, perfectly paced, paints pictures of a polluted industrial Leeds” – Morning Star.
I’ve moved continents twice. I survived America for 30 years. I interviewed musicians for a living. I played in a band – a few of them, in fact.
I’ve been mugged at knife-point, then chased the robber down an alley. Then my brain kicked in and I stopped.
I’ve published a bunch of non-fiction (seriously, not worth your time except for one book), a ton of journalism.
And, well, quite a few novels. Most of them are set in Leeds. 26 so for.
“I’d love to see these books attract a larger audience – I can easily see them being adapted for television.” best-selling author Joanne Harris.
I’ve been involved with putting on an exhibition celebrating the Victorian women in Leeds who worked for the vote.
I’ve had a play with a live jazz quintet commissioned by Leeds Jazz Fest.
I became the very first writer-in-residence for Abbey House Museum here in Leeds.
All because I started writing about this place that’s in my DNA.
I bloody love this city.
“Historical mysteries don’t get much better than this.” – Publishers Weekly