Paul Stickler is a former UK police officer with a background in murder investigations. During his service he was seconded to the FBI National Academy in Quantico. Virginia where he graduated in International Law Enforcement and now spends his time researching British historical murders and lecturing to a wide range of audiences. His debut book, The Murder that Defeated Whitechapel’s Sherlock Holmes: At Mrs Ridgley’s Corner was published in April 2018 by Pen and Sword Books. His second book, The Long Silence, is due to be published in August 2021 by The History Press.