About the Author
David Roberts was educated at Eton and McGill University, Montreal.
He was a publisher for thirty years including editorial director of Weidenfeld and Nicolson and a partner in O’Mara Books.
His published works include a series of ten detective novels set in the 1930s featuring Lord Edward Corinth and Verity Browne. The House in Holywell Street is his first book in a brand new crime series, set in Victorian England.
He is married and lives in London and Wiltshire.
‘Intricate and enthralling’
‘Lovers of golden-age crime fiction need mourn no longer. Roberts takes us back to the world of the aristocratic sleuth.’
‘Roberts has captured brilliantly the light and shade of pre-war Britain under the shadow of Nazism. A gripping, richly satisfying whodunit, with finely observed characters, sparkling with insouciance and stinging menace.’
‘Roberts pays meticulous attention to period detail and the result is a really well-crafted and charming mystery story.’
The Daily Mail
Did Shakespeare collaborate with an unknown ghost writer?
... One, perhaps, with different talents and sexuality? A reading by David Roberts for the 'Supposed Histories' channel, on Vimeo: