facebook: David J. Vaughan
Former Assistant County Archaeologist of Wiltshire, living and writing in Herefordshire's Golden Valley. Now a published author (Pen & Sword, The History Press, etc), historian, blogger, book reviewer, media presenter and public speaker, David J. Vaughan writes both fact and fiction, including on history (often bloody) and crime & insanity in the Victorian era. He is also a 'jobbing' feature writer across mainstream and independent publications.
David's two latest books are Mad Or Bad? Crime & Insanity In Victorian Britain (P&S, 2017) and The Little Book Of Herefordshire (THP, 2016). Other works include Bloody British History: Salisbury (THP, 2014). All are available in leading High Street bookshops and online and via his website http://www.davidjvaughan.co.uk. The Secret Life of Celestina Sommer - a very Victorian Murder is an Amazon download
Current projects include his new crime-centred novels - introducing a detective partnership fit for our post-modern age - and television screenplays which rework the popular Victorian drama back to its dark murderous roots.
When not writing, David reviews titles for, amongst others, Pickering and Chatto (now Routledge), academic publisher of related journals, monographs and books.
David also owns and writes his blog about 'Crime and Insanity in Victorian England' at criminalunacy.blogspot.co.uk, getting in excess of 2000 hits each month.
And gives lectures and talks on his areas of interest: criminal madness, local and regional history, the archaeology of Britain and prehistory of the world.