Tickets are now on sale for my talk about Alfred Swaine Taylor at Lacy Scott & Knight auctioneers in Bury St Edmunds on 3rd October 2018. Free tickets are available for my talk about Taylor at the University of Birmingham’s Book to the Future Festival on Friday 19th October.

Poison Panic, the true story of arsenic deaths in 1840s Essex, was published in 2016. Fatal Evidence, my biography of leading nineteenth-century forensic scientist Alfred Swaine Taylor was published in 2017 and was recommended in the Guardian’s Best summer books 2018.

I’ve appeared on an episode of Radio 4’s Punt PI and watch out for me in the second series of BBC One’s Murder, Mystery and My Family, airing in March 2019. I have written about strange discoveries in parish registers and local newspapers for Fortean Times, genealogy how-to’s for Family Tree magazine and guest blogs for Findmypast and Historic UK. I give the occasional talk – see photos of “The Back Doors to Death” at Highgate Cemetery.

For genealogy and parish register transcriptions, see Essex & Suffolk Surnames. For romantic fiction, see Eleanor Harkstead.