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 boxing, a sport I got into during my misbegotten youth!
I published the first book in the DCI Jack Tyler Thriller series in December 2018. Books two and three were respectively released in March and October 2020. Now I'm busy writing book four, and playing around with ideas for book five.
Believe it or not, I first started writing 'Jack's Back' in 1999, which is when the story is set. However, constantly having to work extended shifts doesn't help one's creative juices to 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!