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, 'The Secret of Banjo Groyne: Innocent and Sentenced to Hang', is available now. It's an incredible story of how a crooked detective in Brighton, England, hounded a trio of local men to a date with the hangman, knowing that at least two were innocent. Even more astonishing was how, in secret, a figure at the very peak of the British establishment fought to save these hapless victims from the gallows.
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.
One of Hollywood's dirtiest little secrets is laid bare in this never before-told story of how silent screen heart-throb Rudolph Valentino covered up his involvement in a sensational 1917 New York murder love triangle that threatened to ruin his career.