David Ruffle was born in Northamptonshire in the UK at an early age in 1956,yes..a long time ago. The school years passed by in a blur, or was he the blur ? He managed to extricate himself from the education system at 15 years of age and embarked on the adventure of life.
Eventually, said adventure took him to Dorset and the beautiful town of Lyme Regis in July of 2004.He felt immediately at home here and surprised himself by starting to write...first, poetry and later ghost stories. All the time he felt that Lyme Regis would be a perfect place for Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson to have an adventure, any kind of adventure ! And so...Sherlock Holmes and the Lyme Regis Horror was born. The story continues.
David is now with the MX publishing team and further titles have appeared; Sherlock Holmes and The Lyme Regis Legacy, Tales From The Stranger's Room (as contributor and editor),and Holmes and Watson: End Peace. Sherlock Holmes and the Missing Snowman was published in December 2013 with illustrations by Rikey Austin, another Lyme Regis resident and hugely talented to boot. As an antidote to Sherlock Holmes, David's latest books are The Abyss: A Journey with Jack the Ripper and two contemporary comedies: A Twist of Lyme and Another Twist of Lyme. June 2014 sees the release of Sherlock Holmes; The Lyme Regis Trilogy, an illustrated omnibus edition of the three Holmes/Lyme Regis novels. Also in the offing is an outing to Scarborough for Holmes and Watson, a proposed tale of thievery, murder and cricket!
Meanwhile, he is still to be found in Lyme Regis, working away and drinking the odd cider, diet permitting.