A former actor, television writer and stand-up comedian, his series of novels featuring D.I. Tom Thorne has twice won him the Crime Novel Of The Year Award as well as the Sherlock Award for Best British Detective and... But bogs are a much more important geographical feature in Northern and Eastern Europe, and have been for centuries.
As a novelist, he is best known for his Tom Thorne series. He started reviewing books in order to get complimentary copies, thus saving money.