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Paul Heslop was born in Dilston, Northumberland and joined Newcastle upon Tyne City Police in 1965 (now Northumbria Police). He transferred to Hertfordshire 12 years later and was first stationed to Rickmansworth. Most of his police career was spent as detective, in both forces, including secondments to the Regional Crime Squad on Tyneside, then in the Home Counties and London. In total he spent eight years as Detective Inspector at Watford (1987-1995) and he finally retired in 1995, with 30 years' service.
He Wrote series of "old crimes" articles for Watford Observer and wrote country walks for Limited Edition magazine for eight years. He has had six published books:
He is now working on his seventh book, Murderous Women, due for publication in May, 2009 (The History Press). All published books can be obtained at bookshops, or ordering at bookshops, or through websites such as Amazon.