Christopher Mills was born in Blandford Forum in Dorset in 1959 and spent most of his formative years in Bristol before moving to London for ten years and then back to the West Country where he now lives by the sea (well almost a sea) in sunny Weston-super-Mare. He owns his own murder mystery company called Murder by Design which is the second oldest continually working murder mystery troupe in the world (!) He created PC Bailey over 25 years ago and still performs as the character. The PC Bailey mysteries are the backstory to his own murder plots and as far as he is aware he is unique in bringing professional murder plots to life (sorry couldn't resist it!) as full stories.