Having started his writing career with the successful, non-fiction book The Modern Mercenary, Peter Tickler moved on to write detective fiction and thrillers.
Peter has lived in Oxford for over 30 years and explains that
‘it is the side streets, the sense of local community, and water ways of non-tourist Oxford that I love.’
It is this Oxford in which he has chosen to set his novels.
Carol: Most of your novels are set in Oxford and I understand that you were a student in the city and have spent much of your adult life there. It seems that Oxford has influenced your writing. Where were you born and brought up and has that also influenced your writing?
geographical and architectural features of Oxford? Do you improvise and place things where you need them for your story?
Carol: I have read that you are a great fan of Oxford United Football Club. Does Oxford United and football feature in your books?
solicitors who happen to have the same surname as Oxford players I have watched.