Born in Rhondda, Roy Lewis is a graduate of Bristol, Exeter and Durham Universities. He qualified as a chartered company secretary and was called to the Bar at the Inner Temple. He is a former Chairman of the Association of Law Teachers and former International President of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries. He taught Law for 10 years before being appointed as One of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Further & Higher Education. He was later appointed as Principal of Wigan College of Technology. He is the author of several law texts and has had considerable success as a crime writer, having published 68 crime novels. He lives in the north of England where many of his novels are set.