D.V. Bishop write the Cesare Aldo mysteries set in Renaissance Florence, published by Pan Macmillan. The first novel in the series, City of Vengeance, is shortlisted for the 2021 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize; the second will be published in March 2022. Bishop was awarded a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship by the Scottish Book Trust in 2017, and won the Pitch Perfect competition at Bloody Scotland in 2018. He is programme leader for creative writing at Edinburgh Napier University, which focuses on popular genres such as crime fiction.