Paul Harrison is a retired police officer, with a successful career that spanned three decades. During that time, he worked on some memorable high profile investigations, and interviewed countless criminals who operated within the darker side of humanity. Paul began writing and had his first book published during his time in the police. Since then, he has gone on to write 34 books, mainly in the field of true crime. Now he has turned all that experience into writing crime fiction.
On retiring from the police, he spent time working with the English Judiciary, at the Royal Courts of Justice, London. During which time, he gained what he describes as ‘an eye opening insight’ into what really happens behind the scenes of a criminal trial or civil hearing.
The vast majority of Paul’s professional career has been within the criminal justice system. He’s worked in many varied and interesting roles throughout his life, and he cites as his greatest achievement to date, unanimously winning, The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies Outstanding Individual of the Year Award 2009, by a panel of assessors that included the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales. This, primarily, was for his voluntary work in the field of child and male abuse.
He’s passionate about writing, and his first crime fiction novel trilogy is based on genuine experience. It is the first in a series of books that will feature lead detective, DCI Will Scott, and his trusted sidekick, DI Daisy Wright. This crime fighting duo will, throughout the series, find themselves not only investigating mysterious murders, but embroiled in the world of police, legal and establishment corruption also.
Currently based in the North, and describing himself as a true northern lad, Paul is regarded as one of the UK’s leading experts on the subject of serial killers. He has interviewed many such offenders, which has provided a unique insight into their psychology, and all importantly, how and why they select their victims. Detail that will be used within future crime fiction novels.
Paul has made guest appearances in several true crime documentaries on both television and radio. He is a popular and entertaining public speaker, and has talked at many high profile crime writing festivals and conferences, both at home, and on an international stage. Revenge of the Malakim, Book 1 of the The Grooming Parlour trilogy will be published in the Spring of 2017.