About the author


Long before I first became a published author, writing was my living.

My background is as a newspaper journalist, starting out with the South Yorkshire Times in 1984 and then on to the Derby Telegraph, until leaving full-time work in March 2020.

Most of my time at the Telegraph was as their cricket writer, a role that brought national recognition in the 2012 and 2013 England and Wales Cricket Board awards. I contributed for 12 years to the famed Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack and had many articles published in national magazines, annuals and newspapers.

Writing as a profession meant writing for pleasure had to be put on the back burner but when my work role changed, I returned to one of the many half-formed novels in my computer files and, this time, saw it through to publication.

The Murder of Miss Perfect is my first novel for SpellBound Books, but I have previously self-published Sunbeam (November 2019), Family Business (June 2020) and Catalyst (February 2021). The earlier three are to be re-published through SpellBound soon.

All four are fast-moving, plot-twisting thrillers set in the city of my birth, Sheffield.

I live in Derby with my partner, Sue. We have two adult sons and have been adopted by a cat.