2018, eh? It looks like it’s going to be a busy one for me. Not least because The Tin God, my sixth Tom Harper book, comes out in March, with Tom’s wife Annabelle, running to be elected as a Poor Law Guardian in 1897, while one man seems determined to keep women out of politics. A book for the centenary of some women receiving the vote, but also more about the violence directed to women in politics, across the globe.
Summer will bring The Dead On Leave, which starts off with the Battle of Holbeck Moor in 1936, and takes a policeman deep into the heart of British fascism.
Finally, in September, The Hanging Psalm, the first in a new series, featuring Simon Westow, a thief-taker in Leeds in 1820, and his young and very deadly assistant, Jan.
Meanwhile, here’s a bit about the books already out there…
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, and The Year of the Gun follows her life 20 years later. . The Crooked Spire , The Saltergate Psalter , and The Holywell Dead 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.