He was living in America when his first book, "Killer Doctors", was published in 1993. He followed this with the international best-seller, "The Casebook of Forensic Detection", which was translated into numerous languages. Since that time he's gone on to become one of the foremost writers on the history and development of forensic science, as well as bringing to light several cases that resulted in miscarriages of justice.
A regular TV commentator on both sides of the Atlantic, he has also made numerous radio broadcasts.
His latest book, "Arsenic Alice: The Trials of 'Widow Roberts'", is available now. It tells the little-known story of a Welsh housewife named Alicia Roberts who, in 1952, was charged with murdering her husband. The outcome of her trial has been shrouded in controversy for decades. Was she a heartless poisoner with possibly more than one victim, or was she the innocent victim of a bitter family feud? This fascinating tale will keep you guessing right to the very end.
An in-depth look at the fascinating life and cases of Sir Bernard Spilsbury - the superstar pathologist and history's first great medical detective. Meticulously researched, this 'well balanced biography' has recently been optioned for TV and the movies.
The disappearance of seven-year-old London schoolgirl Georgina Moore in 1881, handed Scotland Yard one of its most baffling cases. What their investigation uncovered - a steamy saga of sex, revenge and murder - sent shockwaves through Victorian England.
Love 'em or hate 'em, laywers exert a powerful hold on the public imagination. Make up your own mind as 'SuperLawyers' profiles 40 of the most powerful advocates in America, with exciting accounts of the cases that made them famous.
Shortlisted for the CWA 'Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction', this genuine American tragedy tells how a New York farmhand, Charles Stielow, ended up on death row for a double murder he did not commit, and the nail-biting campaign to save his life.
In 1928 three Brighton men were convicted of murder, even though detectives knew that at least two were innocent. Discover how a figure at the very peak of the British establishment fought to save these hapless victims from the gallows.<