Gods of Gold, the first in my new Victorian series featuring Tom Harper, set in Leeds in 1890 against the backdrop of the Gas Strike, was published in 2014, followed by Two Bronze Pennies, with a crime in the immigrant Jewish community of the city, and the third, Skin Like Silver, which takes places as the early suffragists raise their voice. The fourth in the series, The Iron Water, takes Harper down a very twisted, dark path. Dark Briggate Blues and its sequel, The New Eastgate Swing, look at Leeds in the 1950s through the eyes of enquiry agent Dan Markham. Modern Crimes is the fictional tale of Leeds’ first policewoman, Lottie Armstrong, who discovers that initiative often doesn’t sit well with her male colleagues. The Crooked Spire and The Saltergate Psalter have very different settings – Chesterfield in the 1360s. Leeds, The Biography: A History of Leeds in Short Stories,, published by local Armley Press, is my first non-crime book.
I blog on the website regularly, plenty of stories and Leeds history. Do take a look. Leeds is a bloody great place, and I love it.