I'm a bestselling crime and historical novelist, and the winner of the Diamond Dagger of the Crime Writers Association, the Gold Crown of the Historical Writers Association and many other awards. I've written nearly fifty books, listed here, three of which have been televised.


March 2022
Royal Secret HB reduced

The Royal Secret, the fifth and latest in the Marwood and Lovett Restoration series, has just been published in paperback. It's available from all good booksellers, among them Waterstones (whose edition includes bonus material) and of course Amazon. In hardback it was a Sunday Times Top Twenty bestseller.

It's also available as an ebook and audiobook, of course. For this month only, the Kindle ebook edition in on sale for .99p.

At present I'm writing the sixth Marwood and Lovett novel. I won't say the end is in sight, but I'm pretty sure that I can see something shimmering on the horizon. The provisional title is The Dark Queen, but of course that's subject to change. UK publication will probably be in Spring 2023.

Several of my other novels are currently available as Kindle deals. At .99p I couldn't resist stocking up on these three novels from my Lydmouth Series set in the 1950s: An Air That Kills, Death's Own Door and Naked To The Hangman. Finally, my very first novel, Caroline Minuscule, published 40 years ago, is also available for .99p, when both its author and the world as a whole were very different from now. But don't delay - these offers are time-limited too.

Talking of Lydmouth, I’ve contributed a new Lydmouth short story, called 'Wrong Notes' to Music of the Night, the latest anthology from the Crime Writers’ Association, edited by Martin Edwards and published by Flame Tree Press. 

In other news, I review occasionally in The Times and tshe Spectator. I'll be teaching an Arvon fiction course at The Hurst in May, and a morning workshop about plot and narrative for the John Moore Museum at Tewkesbury. See Events for full details.