I'm the author of the DI Meg Dalton crime series, which is set in The Peak District where I live.
The first book in the series, THE DEVIL'S DICE, was published in March 2018. It was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger Award and was the Times crime book of the month.
I previously worked as a partner in a firm of patent attorneys in Derby. (This has nothing to do with there being a dead one in my novel!)
I'm also a qualified hypnotherapist and an animal trainer, which gives me plenty of scope for planning creative murders.
When I'm not writing, I help my partner run our holiday cottages near Wirksworth, ably assisted by a menagerie of demanding animals.