Paul was born in a convent hospital in Malpas in 1963. He was, at the time, the biggest baby to have been born in the hospital, a record that was subsequently broken, according to a man he met in a Durham pub in 1984. Paul went to school near Brighton, went to college in Durham, spent a while living in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, then went to college again in London, studying for a PhD in Psychology. He then became a businessman, and travelled the world, working and living in Spain, Portugal, Japan and Australia, eventually emigrating to Sydney in 2003, where he still lives with his wife and brood. Paul's first book, 'The Sweet Smell of Decay' enjoyed a long gestation. It was born in 1993, and finally published, after much trial and tribulation in 2009. The second of the Harry Lytle Chronicles, 'A Plague of Sinners', was published in 2010, and the third book 'Hearts of Darkness' is to be published in January 2014.Paul is currently busy writing the 4th book in the series, title yet to be decided.If you have any feedback on his books, Paul loves to read letters, and replies to all such missives sent via his publisher Allison & Busby. He also has a blog and website accessible through www.harrylytle.com.