B.A. Steadman

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I taught English for many years and completed my debut novel, Death and Deception, when I escaped the classroom and could finally stop marking essays.

These days I write, walk, and bend a bit in yoga. I have a husband and two cats, and live in the East Devon countryside. I am a passionate supporter of wildlife, and am vice-chair of trustees at a local animal sanctuary - after all, animals have no voice but ours to speak for them.

With the publication of the second book in the Dan Hellier Crime series, I guess I'm planning several years of adventures for the team in the apparently peaceful city of Exeter, England. As I live in a small village, where the usual crime rate is zero, it was with great pleasure that I set the books in and around Exe
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B.A. Steadman If I'm mid-novel, I take a break and do some of the other stuff associated with writing (like this, for example!) or polish up a character study, or r…moreIf I'm mid-novel, I take a break and do some of the other stuff associated with writing (like this, for example!) or polish up a character study, or re-write a scene - that tends to give me ideas and I'm off. A walk is a great way to mull things over and work out why I'm stuck. If there's still no progress, I invent some ridiculous scenario and put the characters in there- that always gives me a giggle. If all that fails, I go shopping. There's nothing like a nice new top to put me in a good mood...(less)
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Author interview – find out a little more about B A Steadman, crime writer

Did this interview for the lovely Sarah Hardy’s blog on being a crime writer in Devon last year. Thought she wouldn’t mind me putting it on the website!


Biography I was born and raised on a huge estate in south Manchester in a noisy household with three younger brothers. To escape, I began to read, and I have had my nose buried in a book ever since. I started with Enid Blyton, moved on to myths and

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A good read, the plot is different than the normal murder story. The personal life of the main character is quite complex, but the plot moves along at a good pace with a dramatic finish, look forward to reading the " Read more of this review »
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"Wow, page turning, gripping and credible.

Author new to me. Read each book rapidly and enjoyed both the characters and different settings.
Each title had me engrossed.
So pleased I found and read them."
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All very gripping stories with great detail of the police procedures. Characters very lifelike and plausible. Hope there will be more to follow. "
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