For those of you who don't know me, I thought I'd start off with a brief introduction.
I joined the Metropolitan Police Service in the mid-eighties and retired in 2015. My career included two stints on homicide, and during that time I was fortunate enough to work with some amazingly gifted detectives on a number of very challenging, high profile cases.
I live in Essex with my wife, Clare. We have two grown up children and one grandchild. Between us, the family has three English Bull Terriers and a very bossy Dachshund called Weenie!
I'm a lifelong Arsenal fan - well, I never said I was perfect - and an avid skier. I also enjoy reading, going to the theatre, lifting weights, and the noble art of boxing, a sport I got into during my misbegotten youth!
I published the first book in the DCI Tyler Thriller series in December 2018. Books two and three were respectively released in March and October 2020. Book four came out last year, and book five's arrival is imminent!
Believe it or not, I first started writing the DCI Tyler books in 1999, which is when the first story is set. However, as you can imaging, having to constantly work extended shifts isn't terribly conducive to helping one's creative juices flow, and I eventually decided to postpone the novel until I retired.
When people ask me why I started writing I usually tell them - tongue in cheek - that I got the idea from all the defence barristers who used to accuse me of making up stories when I was giving evidence!