Joan Lock’s first book, 'Lady Policeman', described her six years as a policewoman in London's West End during the 1950s. The next, 'Reluctant Nightingale', her previous training as a nurse. Nine non-fiction, police/crime books followed including three on Scotland Yard’s First Detectives and a history of the British Women Police a subject on which she is an authority. Joan has also written short stories, radio plays (some historical) and radio documentaries and has been a regular columnist for the Police Review and Red Herrings, the journal of the Crime Writers’ Association.
Her crime fiction includes one modern crime novel, 'Death in Perspective' which was based around house-sitting experiences, and seven Victorian featuring the charismatic Scotland Yard Detective Ernest Best. During 2013 her second of these, 'Dead Born', was published in paperback as were her non-fiction 'The Princess Alice Disaster', and her autobiographical 'Please, Nurse!: A Student Nurse in the 1950s'. She has a web site: www.joanlock.co.uk