Ian was born in the north of England, where he worked for three hectic decades as an operational firefighter with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue.
He's spent the past thirty-something years in a village near Selby, where he now writes humorous detective mysteries with a supernatural twist. The novels are set in York and feature the eccentric private investigator Bernie Quist and his assistant Watson.
Ian travels regularly, usually though Asia and the Americas, and his interests include walking the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales, natural history, with an emphasis on birds, real ale, and ridding the world of all known evils.
He also feels decidedly peculiar speaking in the third person and may have to do this in the future using a sinister ventriloquist's doll.