Peter Bartram

For fans of:Cozy mysteries, Simon Brett, Elly Griffiths, Peter Lovesey

Peter Bartram brings years of experience as a journalist to his Crampton of the Chronicle crime mystery series – which features crime reporter Colin Crampton in 1960s Brighton, England. Peter began his career on a UK local newspaper before working as a journalist and newspaper editor in London and finally becoming freelance. He has done most things in journalism from door-stepping for quotes to writing serious editorials. He’s pursued stories in locations as diverse as 700 feet down a coal mine and a courtier’s chambers at Buckingham Palace.

Peter wrote 21 non-fiction books, including five ghost-written, in areas such as biography, current affairs and how-to titles, before turning to crime – and penning Headline Murder (Roundfire Books), the first novel in the Crampton series. There are now a growing number of titles in the series. Peter’s diverse range of other work includes a radio play, a magazine serial, and even a one-off cartoon strip.