J.P. Lomas lives and teaches in London. A former writer of educational revision guides, he has now turned to a life of crime. He was also one of the judges of the ALCS award for Educational Writing in 2016 and felt very privileged to have been chosen to help decide this important award.
His first book came out in 2012 and was a murder mystery set against the backdrop of Mrs Thatcher's years in power - 'The Maggie Murders'.
In 2013, 'Special Measures' became the first in a series of books featuring Unlucky 13. 13 is a team of detectives formed to add a diplomatic touch when investigating crimes with royal, celebrity or political links. It was followed by 'Whodunnit' in 2014, 'Murder at Her Majesty's Pleasure' in 2015 and 'The House of Russian Dolls' in 2016. The first four titles are set between 1997 and 2006 - the team is based in London, but their investigations have a UK wide remit and they have also been involved in cases which stretch beyond the UK. Their personnel have changed from case to case, although a core of recurring characters have emerged.