News & past events

2018

 

Talk: GCSE History master class on Whitechapel c. 1870-1900, Bulmershe School, 25 May

 

 

Event: Crime, Mystery and Thrillers panel at the Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival, 21 April

 

Guest post: 10 Top Tips on How to Use Old Newspapers for Non-fiction Research and Fiction Story Ideas on, Alliance of Independent Authors, 25 April. Read here

 

Talk: Amelia Dyer and the Baby Farm Murders, Wokingham U3A, 17 April

 

Talk: Murder at Reading Gaol, Goring Gap U3A, 29 March

 

Event: Reading crime walk with Sarah Walker, BBC Radio Berkshire, 12 March. Listen here

 

Guest post: Manchester: The Victorian Capital of Crime – Secret Lives, 20 March. Read here

 

Book review and interview: Who Killed Constable Cock? – Emma Jolly’s blog, 30 January. Read here

 

Interview: Recorded for Secret Lives conference, with Helen Tovey, editor of Family Tree magazine, 22 January. Watch here

 

Talk: Murder at Reading Gaol, Project Purley, 19 January

 

Talk: The Real Sherlock Holmes, Watlington U3A, 16 January

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

 

Interview: Christmas crimes with Sarah Walker, BBC Radio Berkshire, 13 December

 

Talk: Amelia Dyer and the Baby Farm Murders, Upper Basildon Ladies’ Group, 27 November

 

Talk: Amelia Dyer and the Baby Farm Murders, Tadley Library, 1 November

 

Talk: The Real Sherlock Holmes, Henley-on-Thames U3A, 11 October

 

Talk: Detective Caminada’s Guide to Victorian Crime, the Caminada Society, 5 October

 

 

Interview: Detective techniques, with Bill Buckley, BBC Radio Berkshire, 2 October

 

Talk: Murder at Reading Gaol, Chineham Library, 28 September

 

 

 

Talk: Who Killed Constable Cock? Police History Society annual conference, 16 September

 

Article: A Cold-Blooded Tragedy, Your Family History, September issue

 

 

Book: Publication of Detective Caminada’s Casebook: Memoirs of Manchester’s Sherlock Holmes, September. Details here 

 

Guest post: Capturing a Police Killer – Criminal Historian, 24 July. Read here

 

Interview: Detective Caminada, Mancunian Matters, 19 July. Read here 

 

Guest post: Detective Bent and the Murder of PC Cock – A Covent Garden Gilflurt’s Guide to Life, 18 July. Read here

 

Talk: The Real Sherlock Holmes, Woodbury House, 12 July

 

Interview: Who Killed Constable Cock? – Ann Marie Ackermann, 4 July. Read here

 

Event: Big Lunch Fun Day, Caversham, 2 July

 

Article: Going further: Metropolitan Police pension records, Your Family History, July issue

 

 

Article: Superintendent Bent and the Murder of PC Cock, Police History Society newsletter, June issue

 

Book: Publication of Who Killed Constable Cock? (Victorian Supersleuth Investigates Bk 2), June. Details here 

 

Guest post: Murder in the Suburbs – A Visitor’s Guide to Victorian England, 29 June. Read here 

 

Guest post: Fenian Fever – Sue Wilkes’ blog, 23 June. Read here

 

Guest post: Memories of Murder – No More Wriggling Out of Writing, 23 June. Read here

 

Interview:  Who Killed Constable Cock? with Ann Diamond, BBC Radio Berkshire, 21 June

 

Event: Amelia Dyer crime tour, 3 June

 

Interview: Ghost signs, with Sarah Greene, BBC Radio Berkshire, 18 May

 

Guest post: The Murder of Chorlton’s ‘Little Bobby’ – Chorlton History, 17 May. Read here

 

Guest post: Why I Write What I Write – Alliance of Independent Authors, 17 May. Read here

 

Talk: The Real Sherlock Holmes, The Wednesday Club, 3 May

 

Guest appearance: News review, with Sarah Walker, BBC Radio Berkshire, 1 May

 

Article: Rural Roots, Your Family History, Spring issue

 

 

Talk: Island Crime, Isle of Wight Historical Association, 12 April

 

TV appearance: Amelia Dyer, BBC One South Today, 16 March

 

Talk: Amelia Dyer and the Baby Farm Murders, Whitchurch and Goring Heath History Society, 16 March

 

Talk: Amelia Dyer and the Baby Farm Murders, Reading Abbey Rotary Club, 9 March

 

Interview: Amelia Dyer, with Sarah Walker, BBC Radio Berkshire, 8 March

 

Interview: Amelia Dyer, BBC News Berkshire, 6 March. Read here 

 

Interview: Amelia Dyer, with Phil Kennedy, BBC Radio Berkshire, 6 March

 

Talk: Murder at Reading Gaol, Tadley Library, 1 March

 

 

Event: Amelia Dyer and the Baby Farm Murders, Caversham book group, 22 February

 

Talk: Murder on the Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight Interest Group, 13 February

 

Article: My Ancestor was a Police Detective, Who Do You Think You Are? February issue

 

 

Article: Smugglers and Wreckers, Your Family History, February issue

 

Talk: Amelia Dyer and the Baby Farm Murders, Woodley Club, 27 January

 

Talk: The Real Sherlock Holmes, Wokingham U3A, 17 January

 

Article: Publicising and Marketing Your History Book, Your Family History, January issue

 

 

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