Hi, I write crime and historical mystery books set mainly in European countries. My plots explore the historical background of my characters and events, and often span several countries. My current crime series features two detectives called Dvorska and Dambersky. I was born in England near the sea, but have spent half my life in the Czech Republic, where I worked as a teacher and translator for many years. I also like Czech lager (Pilsner!) cross-country skiiing and fine wine.