The Crime Writers' Association

Brian Price

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Brian Price is a chemist and biologist who retired from the Environment Agency in 2016.  He is the author of Crime Writing: How to write the science and runs a website offering tips on science for crime writers (  He is an avid reader of crime fiction and has also written a number of short stories, one of which was a runner up in the Weston-super-Mare Literary Festival 2019 and another was short listed in the Chorley Writers Circle competition in 2018. He taught science and technology courses for the Open University for 26 years.  Previous books include P for Pollution and C for Chemicals(with Mike Birkin).

His first crime novel, Fatal Trade, is published by Hobeck Books as an ebook and paperback.


Books by Brian Price

  • Crime writing: How to write the science


  • Fatal Trade