David Anderson was born in Toronto, Ontario, the youngest of three children of a Canadian RCAF pilot and an English war bride.
He grew up in Scarborough, Ontario, attending McCowan Road Public School and David and Mary Thomson Collegiate Institute. He was educated at the University of Toronto, where he obtained a B.A. in History and Political Science in 1974, followed by a B.Ed. in 1975.
David and his wife moved to Simcoe County, about an hour north of Toronto, in 1976. For thirty years he taught in Simcoe County elementary schools, grades one through eight. He retired from the Simcoe County District School Board in 2006. However, he was soon back in the schools, working this time as an occasional educational assistant. He retired again from this position in 2011 to become a full-time writer.
He lives in a small town in Simcoe County with his wife and an eccentric Shetland Sheepdog named Wilson.
His first mystery, "An Indecent Death", was published in September, 2011, to critical acclaim. "A Striking Death", the second police procedural featuring Detective Sergeant Nicholas Drumm, was released in October, 2012.
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