The Author



Originally from Birmingham, Ed Church left Edinburgh University in 1999 with an MA in French and Swedish before studying journalism and writing for the Press Association’s International Sport desk. In 2005 he joined the Metropolitan Police, going on to serve 10 years as both a uniformed officer and detective. 

Since leaving he has renovated a cottage in Yorkshire and, most recently, a narrowboat. While he shares Brook Deelman’s appreciation of a game of rugby and a good pub, Ed has kindly spared his protagonist the ups-and-downs of following Aston Villa.

"It never works to line it all out ahead of time. It's better to stay loose. And go in any direction that looks good."
- Travis McGee (John D MacDonald)

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