Colin Galtrey has written and published 36 books in the past five years, 22 of which feature the Derbyshire detective John Gammon.
His latest, Anagram Killer,provides a good entry point for anyone not yet acquainted with the policeman whose caseload makes Midsomer look comparatively peaceful.
Colin said: “I love meeting new people in real life and as I get to know someone, or visit a new place, I am constantly thinking how they can fit into my next storyline and as a result readers seem to warm to the characters more.
He added: “With quite a high body count, I often have to break the news to friends and family they might be next.”
The storyline has enough twists and turns to keep anybody gripped.
For the local reader, there is also great fun in trying to identify some of the familiar places which feature throughout the book, all of which have had subtle name changes.
The small village of Swinster features heavily, and it does not take too much detective work to identify one of its local pubs, the Spinning Jenny, as Colin’s favourite haunt the Miners Standard.
There is even a local newspaper, the Micklock Mercury, keeping track of Gammon’s attempts to crack his latest case.
Colin has also written supernatural and romantic stories. Details of all his work can be found at www.colingaltrey.co.uk.
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