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John was born and brought up in south Manchester, before taking to a life at sea. He has since lived all over the world, from the Solomon Islands to the Falklands, Cyprus, Holland and the Isle of Man.
Now he and his long-suffering wife have dropped anchor in York. Retirement has meant he has turned his hand to writing historical fiction, with, in his own words, a strong romantic thread.
John has spent a long time researching his family tree and found a lively lot of ruffians, rogues and chancers, all of whom are conveniently dead, so they can’t sue, and who make great subjects to write about.
His first novel, Heart of Stone, was published in October 2017 by Crooked Cat Books. He is now working on another historical romance, with the next generation of ancestors.
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Nicola Slade writes historical and contemporary mysteries, all set in and around Winchester, near her home. She was brought up in Poole, in Dorset, and when her three children were young, the family spent a year in Cairo. She belongs to a local art workshop and has been variously, a PA, a Brown Owl and an antiques dealer and now her hobby is committing murder as ingeniously as possible.
Her Victorian series, The Charlotte Richmond Mysteries, is set in 1858 and features a young Australian widow who arrives in Hampshire to stay with the relatives of her late and unlamented husband. Nicola’s contemporary series, The Harriet Quigley Mysteries, is set in Winchester, and features recently-retired teacher, Harriet Quigley.
Nicola’s two non-mystery novels are the romantic comedy, Scuba Dancing, and The House at Ladywell, a multi-timeline romantic novel, both set in a fictional version of Romsey, in Hampshire.
The Convalescent Corpse is set in 1918 and will be published around the end of 2018. The first in a new series of cosy mysteries featuring three sisters trying to cope with wartime life only to find murder on their doorstep.
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