Born and raised in London, Graeme Sheppard is a retired police officer with thirty years’ service with the Metropolitan Police and in the Northeast of England. He received several commendations for crime detection, and his policing experience included a wide range of locations including London’s West End, rural villages and inner-city housing estates. His enthusiasm for history and eager eye for evidence has resulted in articles published in History Today. Other interests include paleoanthropology, physical fitness and playing the classical guitar. He now lives and writes in Hampshire, UK.