- Jane Finnis (published by Head of Zeus/Poisoned Pen Press), writes the Aurelia Marcella Roman mysteries set near York in the days of the Roman Empire. The Roman invasion of Britain was well within living memory, so Roman settlers were often in conflict with conquered Britons. Their lives (and deaths) are seen through the eyes of
innkeeper Aurelia Marcella. The first published in the UK is Shadows In The Night. Jane lives in Yorkshire with her husband and their two cocker spaniels.www.janefinnis.com
Rebecca Jenkins is creator of the FR Jarrett series (published by Quercus) featuring Raif Jarrett, a returning soldier/spy who investigates murder and mystery in the North East of England during Regency times. The latest is Death of a Radical. In her alternate persona as Martha Ockley she also writes the Faith Morgan Mysteries. A book collector with a fascination for 19th-century theatre and Edwardian sport, she is a member of the International Society of Olympic Historians and has served as a Royal Literary Fund fellow. www.rebeccajenkins.com
- Dolores Gordon-Smith is the author of the Jack Haldean series (published by Severn House) set in 1920’s England,(the latest is Blood from a Stone,) a Great War spy thriller, Frankie’s Letter, and a column in the UK’s leading magazine for writers, Writing Magazine. She has been a teacher, a civil servant and a shaker-out of Christmas puddings in a jam factory. A huge fan of Agatha Christie and the “Golden Age” of detection, Dolores is married with five daughters and lives in Greater Manchester.