WHY I BEGAN WRITING CRIME FICTION  So why did I start writing crime fiction when I enjoy writing historical novels? Well I suppose there are two reasons why I turned […]

What Spain owes to the Moors

One of the advantages of writing books about Spain is that you have a great excuse to trot about the countryside investigating things.  During the research for my novel THE […]

Latest novel: The Shining City

I loved researching the history behind my latest novel THE SHINING CITY.  Besides reading a lot about the period, I made many trips to the archaeological site of Madinat al Zahra, […]

Overnight in Cádiz

Some years ago we decided to mark our wedding anniversary by going away for a few days rather than the usual dinner out and a present that neither of us […]