I write historical mysteries, the kind that feature feisty heroines, heroes who might need rescuing, and murder. I’ve written novels set in Georgian, Regency and Medieval eras and the books I’m bringing to the Festival are my Perfect Poison murder mystery series set in Georgian Hertford.
As a Bostonian moved to in Hertfordshire, I’ve traded clam chowder and lobster for tea and scones. For my MPhil thesis I studied over 700 medieval medical remedies and more than 1,000 ingredients taken from sixteenth-century manuscripts and printed books – which proved to be excellent material for murder mysteries.
I am a member of the Hertford Writers’ Circle, and numerous short stories of mine have come out in anthologies. When not writing stories, I run the London Seasonal Book Club and am the lead singer of gothic metal band Orpheum.
Facebook page: @theELJohnson