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“The criminal is the creative artist; the detective only the critic.”

G K Chesterton


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J C Briggs taught English for many years in schools in Cheshire, Hong Kong and Lancashire.
She now writes historical mysteries featuring as her detective the great Victorian novelist, Charles Dickens. All the books are based on something which really happened in Dickens’s life. Her first book was The Murder of Patience Brooke which was published in 2014.
There are now 8 books in the series. Jean now lives in a cottage in Cumbria with her husband who is an artist.
When she is not reading Dickens or writing Dickens, she gives talks about him and other
Victorian novelists and enjoys her garden in the Yorkshire Dales.



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