In the winter of 1794 Bow Street Runner and amateur pugilist, Dan Foster, is assigned to guard a Royal Mail coach. The mission ends in tragedy when a young constable is shot dead by a highwayman calling himself Colonel Pepper. Dan is determined to bring the killer to justice, but the trail runs cold.
Then Dan is sent to Staffordshire to recover a recently-excavated hoard of Roman gold which has gone missing. Here he unexpectedly encounters Colonel Pepper again. The hunt is back on – and this time Dan will risk his life to bring down Pepper and his gang.
I write historical fiction, non fiction and biography.
After gaining an MA in English Literature with the Open University in 2007, specialising in eighteenth-century fiction, I published my first historical novel, To The Fair Land, an eighteenth-century thriller set in Bristol and the South Seas.
My historical novels to date are To The Fair Land; and the Dan Foster Mystery Series comprising Bloodie Bones (joint winner the Historical Novel Society Indie Award 2016; semi finalist for the M M Bennetts Historical Fiction Award 2016); The Butcher’s Block (IndieBRAG Medallion, Chill With A Book Readers’ Award), Death Makes No Distinction (Indie BRAG Medallion; Discovering Diamonds Book of the Month; Chill With a Book Premier Readers’ Award), and The Contraband Killings.
The Fatal Coin is a prequel Dan Foster Mystery novella.
Non-fiction books are The Bristol Suffragettes, and The Road to Representation: Essays on the Women’s Suffrage Campaign). I have also made contributions to a number of other publications (listed below).
Contributions: 'Tramgirls, Tommies and the Vote' in Bristol and the First World War (Bristol Festival of Ideas, 2014); 'Victoria Lydiard Suffragette' in The Women Who Built Bristol by Jane Duffus; and 'Not So Militant Browne' in Suffrage Stories: Tales from Knebworth, Stevenage, Hitchin and Letchworth (Stevenage Museum, 2019).