October. Autumn. The leaves are tumbling, the winds blowing. The season has turned.

At the end of this month, Richard Nottingham will return after more than four years in Free From All Danger. That feels like a big event for me, discovering what Richard’s life is like after he retired as Constable of Leeds…





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.

Don’t forget Emerald City and West Seattle Blues,  my Laura Benton novels, available as ebooks and audiobooks.

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.