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Steve Robinson drew upon his own family history for inspiration when he imagined the life and quest of his genealogist-hero, Jefferson Tayte. The talented London-based crime writer, who was first published at age 16, always wondered about his own maternal grandfather – ‘He was an American GI billeted in England during the Second World War,’ Robinson says. ‘A few years after the war ended he went back to America, leaving a young family behind and, to my knowledge, no further contact was made. I traced him to Los Angeles through his 1943 enlistment record and discovered that he was born in Arkansas…’

Robinson cites crime writing and genealogy as ardent hobbies – a passion that is readily apparent in his work.

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JT goes Czech!I received some exciting news from my publisher earlier in the month. My editor wrote to inform me that they've received an offer for the first two books in my Jefferson Tayte Genealogical Mystery series, In the Blood and To the Grave, from Czech publisher, Mystery Press. The foreign rights deal is for world rights in the Czech language, and if everything works out okay the titl... Read more of this blog post »
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"Enticing mystery about a century's old conspiracy involving Britain's royal family

Intriguing plot line that reminds me abit of Dan Brown's work. Entertained me enough to go back and start reading this series from the beginning." Read more of this review »
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It's rare that I give such a high rating, but this was truly an excellent read for anyone who enjoys intrigue, conspiracy, and history mixed together. The pacing of the storyline was excellent, and I have been left wanting mo..." Read more of this review »
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"Another great read.

Intriguing! The one word that comes to mind. The plot certainly raises questions -is this real or not. Mysteries - questions."
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“I have a fear of dying partway through a book—of never knowing the ending. It’s silly, I know, but it makes me a quick reader.”
Steve Robinson, To the Grave

“Well, take e-mail for example. People don’t write to each other anymore, do they? Once my generation’s gone, the written letter will be consigned to social history. Tell me, Jefferson. When did you last write a letter?’ Tayte had to think about it. When the occasion came to him, he smiled, wide and cheesy. ‘It was to you,’ he said. ‘I wrote you on your sixtieth birthday.’ ‘That was five years ago.’ ‘I still wrote you.’ Marcus looked sympathetic. ‘It was an e-mail.’ ‘Was it?’ Marcus nodded. ‘You see my point? Letters are key to genealogical research, and they’re becoming obsolete. Photographs are going the same way.’ He looked genuinely saddened by the thought. ‘How many connections have you made going through boxes of old letters and faded sepia photographs? How many assignments would have fallen flat without them?’ ‘Too many,’ Tayte agreed. ‘I can’t see genealogists of the future fervently poring over their clients’ old e-mails, can you? Where’s the fun in that? Where’s the excitement and the scent of time that so often accompanies the discovery?’ He had Tayte there, too. Tayte’s methods were straight out of the ‘Marcus Brown School of Family History.’ Tripping back into the past through an old letter and a few photographs represented everything he loved about his work. It wouldn’t be the same without the sensory triggers he currently took for granted.”
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“you had to know what you were looking for or the data would drown you.”
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Steve Robinson Carol wrote: "Yippe, another book to read. Just purchased The Last Queen of England, looks like I will be up late reading it!"

Hi Carol. Thanks for getting my new book. I hope you enjoy it.
Steve. :o)


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Carol Yippe, another book to read. Just purchased The Last Queen of England, looks like I will be up late reading it!


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