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…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...

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Vicky Newham has written an intriguing debut with a young Muslim female detective protagonist working in the heart of London. No spoiler to say that it is set in a school where the head teacher is murdered on the first day of term. DI Rahman and her ...more
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Enjoyed this debut police procedural very much. Tudor Manx, besides having a great name, is an interesting character and will develop well over the next books from Jones. To Manx, the story of the sale of 'Anglesey Blue' pills on the island will cras ...more
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