‘A most interesting popular biography of a great Victorian police detective’
There really is no place quite like one’s home and, although I left Manchester in 1985, at the age of 18, to study in London, I still feel deeply connected to my city and consider myself a ‘Manc’. When I researched my first book, The Real Sherlock Holmes, about real-life Victorian detective Jerome Caminada of the Manchester City police force, it was a wonderful opportunity to re-discover my home city and find out more about its very colourful history. Recently, I’ve been writing about Manchester once again for my new book, Who Killed Constable Cock? but this time I’ve been loitering in the suburbs.