I mostly write about historical crime, Victorian detectives and the history of CSI and forensic science. I have  a PhD in history and my thesis was on the evolution of Victorian and Edwardian police detective practice. I have published four books, with the next one due for publication this year.

I am a regular contributor to national magazines, radio, podcasts and TV. I’m an associate lecturer at Oxford Brookes University.

Edith Thompson and the Ilford Murder

The Hunt for Dr and Cora Crippen

The Brixton Baby Farmers

On the Trail of Florence Maybrick

The Liverpool Poisoners

L'Affaire Lafarge

The Murder that Created Scotland Yard

Vidocq, the Criminal Detective

John Tawell and the Electric Constable

The Scientific Mind of Alphonse Bertillon

First Murder Solved by a Fingerprint

The French Ripper

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