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It's awards season ...

I've just entered my latest book The Crimes of Dr Gramshaw into the New Generation Indie Awards 2021 for independently published books....

Dr Gramshaw will see you now ...!

My new book, The Crimes of Dr Gramshaw, has now been published! Although I've had to cancel the live local launch event, I was lucky...

All human life is here (on the railway)

I'm really pleased to have two more bookings for my talk 'Tales from Dringhouses Railway - the solicitor, the skater, the signalman and...

Dr Gramshaw waiting in the wings!

I have just signed off on the cover of my new book, The Crimes of Dr Gramshaw, due out in November - very exciting! The design team at...

The Agatha Christie connection

People have asked about the link between the Florence Nightingale Shore murder and the television programme 'Agatha and the Truth of...

The man arrested THREE TIMES for murder

Thanks to my very helpful correspondent from the monocled mutineer website, I now know that Ernest Brown, who was briefly arrested on...

Florence Shore murder on TV

At Christmas 2018, Channel 5 showed a drama called ‘Agatha and the Truth of Murder’. This ingeniously mixed fact with fiction by having...

Preparing Dr Gramshaw for the world ...

This is an exciting time as I'm working with Troubador Publishing to get 'The Crimes of Dr Gramshaw' ready to publish later this year....

Family history research - top tips 2

More thoughts based on my experience (of making lots of mistakes) in family history research: - Hang loose on spelling! I've found many a...

Talks, talks, talks ...

I've given many talks about my books and the background research that created them, to a variety of groups. These have ranged from a...

A new book at the publishers!

At last! After a couple of years of part-time research and writing, I have finished my latest book 'The Crimes of Dr Gramshaw'. The text...