Ian Simpson - Author

About the Author

Since retiring from a law career which included sitting as a judge in High Court murder trials, Ian Simpson has been writing crime fiction. In 2008, one of his books was shortlisted for the Debut Dagger by the Crime Writers' Association. He has also written newspaper articles on legal topics.

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Other books by Ian Simpson

Murder in the Fourth Round

Murder in the Fourth Round

Author: Ian Simpson Format: eBook Release Date: 28/05/2017

Forward to St Andrews in 2015 and when the man convicted of Tony Spencer's murder is released on compassionate grounds and a political activist is killed, Detective Inspector Flick Fortune's investigation focuses on a group of solicitors calling themselves 'The Jolly Boys' and Spencer's murder thirty-one years earlier. Detective Sergeant Bagawath 'Baggo' Chandavarkar comes to her aid. Meanwhile, Flick's old nemesis, ex-Inspector No, is hired to clear the man convicted in 1984 and he stirs things up in his own intimitable, blundering way. As long-buried crimes are revealed, events move quickly and unpredictably to a startling conclusion. Murder in the Fourth Round has an intelligent plot combined with interesting characters and humour, all while confronting contemporary issues including dementia, the problems of a working wife and mother, a historic miscarriage of justice and the age-old problem of whether the end justifies the means. Ian Simpson has been inspired by the works of Agatha Christie, John Mortimer and PG Wodehouse and his writing style has been compared to Christopher Brookmyre. Murder in the Fourth Round is the fourth in this gripping series. It follows the success of Murder on Page One, Murder on the Second Tee and Murder in Court Three, all of which have received national and local praise.

Murder in the Fourth Round

Murder in the Fourth Round

Author: Ian Simpson Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/04/2017

Forward to St Andrews in 2015 and when the man convicted of Tony Spencer's murder is released on compassionate grounds and a political activist is killed, Detective Inspector Flick Fortune's investigation focuses on a group of solicitors calling themselves `The Jolly Boys' and Spencer's murder thirty-one years earlier. Detective Sergeant Bagawath `Baggo' Chandavarkar comes to her aid. Meanwhile, Flick's old nemesis, ex-Inspector No, is hired to clear the man convicted in 1984 and he stirs things up in his own intimitable, blundering way. As long-buried crimes are revealed, events move quickly and unpredictably to a startling conclusion. Murder in the Fourth Round has an intelligent plot combined with interesting characters and humour, all while confronting contemporary issues including dementia, the problems of a working wife and mother, a historic miscarriage of justice and the age-old problem of whether the end justifies the means. Ian Simpson has been inspired by the works of Agatha Christie, John Mortimer and PG Wodehouse and his writing style has been compared to Christopher Brookmyre. Murder in the Fourth Round is the fourth in this gripping series. It follows the success of Murder on Page One, Murder on the Second Tee and Murder in Court Three, all of which have received national and local praise.

Murder in Court Three

Murder in Court Three

Author: Ian Simpson Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/03/2015

When a leading QC is found dead after a function at the law courts in Edinburgh, rumour has it that he had been having an affair with the wife of a senior police officer. Detective Inspector Flick Fortune and Detective Sergeant Bagawath Chandavarkar (Baggo) encounter hazy memories, awkward lawyers and a fervent religious group. Their efforts are derided in the press by ex-Inspector No. In the background, a multi-million pound fraud trial reaches its conclusion as unorthodox methods are needed to reach the truth... Ian Simpson is inspired by a number of authors, including PG Wodehouse, John Mortimer and William Boyd. His writing style is comparable to Christopher Brookmyre. Murder in Court Three is the gripping follow-up to Ian's first novels, Murder on Page One and Murder on the Second Tee, both of which have attracted national and local media coverage and glowing customer reviews.

Murder in Court Three

Murder in Court Three

Author: Ian Simpson Format: eBook Release Date: 28/03/2015

When a leading QC is found dead after a function at the law courts in Edinburgh, rumour has it that he had been having an affair with the wife of a senior police officer. Detective Inspector Flick Fortune and Detective Sergeant Bagawath Chandavarkar (Baggo) encounter hazy memories, awkward lawyers and a fervent religious group. Their efforts are derided in the press by ex-Inspector No. In the background, a multi-million pound fraud trial reaches its conclusion as unorthodox methods are needed to reach the truth... Ian Simpson is inspired by a number of authors, including PGWodehouse, John Mortimer and William Boyd. His writing style is comparable to Christopher Brookmyre. Murder in Court Three is the gripping follow-up to Ian's first novels, Murder on Page One and Murder on the Second Tee, both of which have attracted national and local media coverage and glowing customer reviews.

Murder on the Second Tee

Murder on the Second Tee

Author: Ian Simpson Format: eBook Release Date: 28/10/2014

Murder on the Second Tee is the follow-up to the popular crime fiction novel Murder on Page One. The directors of the niche Bucephalus Bank are meeting in a St Andrews hotel. One of them is found dead on the golf course. It is Flick Fortune's first case as a detective inspector. As she struggles to uncover the murderer behind the bank's respectable facade, she receives unexpected help from Detective Sergeant Bagawath Chandavarkar (Baggo), who is investigating a multi-million pound money laundering scam. Another murder follows and Flick's old boss and tormentor, ex-Inspector No, makes an unwelcome intrusion before the truth is revealed... Ian Simpson is inspired by a number of authors, including PGWodehouse, John Mortimer and William Boyd. His writing style is comparable to Christopher Brookmyre. Murder on theSecondTee is a pacey whodunit, laced with the humour that drew glowing reviews for Ian's first novel, Murder on Page One.

Rolling with the Punches

Rolling with the Punches

Author: Ian Simpson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2014

'I found each chapter compelling and moving, yet extremely positive. It is a story in which we share the hurt of the "e;punches"e; but see victory in the "e;rolling"e;.' - Assoc Prof John D. Yeo, AO A spinal injury at a young age might have killed off a career in stand-up but it did not temper Ian Simpson's philosophy of not taking life too seriously. But will this mindset be strong enough to cope with the greatest medical crisis of them all? His story will have you laughing and crying-and often on the same page. Ian Simpson has spent most of his 49 years living in a wheelchair, giving him a different perspective on life to a lot of people. He has been a History teacher and Learning Designer for over 25 years. He is a Paralympian and has represented Australia in the sports of table tennis and wheelchair rugby. He is likely to wince and/or roll his eyes if you call him 'brave'. Rolling with the Punches is his first book.

Murder on Page One

Murder on Page One

Author: Ian Simpson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2012

A serial killer is targeting London literary agents... Led by the old-fashioned and slobbish 'Inspector No' and aided by crime author Lavinia Lenehan, DS Flick Fortune and DC Bagawath Chandavarkar ('Baggo') narrow down their suspects, all entrants in the Debut Dagger crime writing competition. As the detectives work through their bizarre list of wannabe authors, literary agents continue to meet grisly ends. Sinister Russians and a Polish prostitute muddy the waters. As Baggo, who has fallen for one of the suspects, is left behind in London, he makes progress on his own. The other characters have gathered at a writers' retreat in Pitlochry. The body count continues to rise as the story reaches its climax at an historic beauty spot, The Soldier's Leap... Ian Simpson is inspired by a number of authors, including PGWodehouse, John Mortimer and William Boyd. His writing style is comparable to Christopher Brookmyre. Murder on Page One is a pacey whodunit with a dash of humour that will appeal to crime fiction fans.

Drawing, Seeing and Observation

Drawing, Seeing and Observation

Author: Ian Simpson Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/10/2003

Ian Simpson's clear systematic approach to all aspects of drawing provides a comprehensive drawing course, ideal for both beginners and for those with considerable experience who want to re-examine the fundamentals. Illustrated, and with many suggestions for practical work, this book also offers teachers at all levels a ready-made instruction programme which progresses from basic drawing problems to the development of personal style.

Southport

Southport

Author: Ian Simpson Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/12/1999

This fascinating collection of over 200 old photographs of Southport shows how the town has changed over the last one hundred years. Drawing on his own extensive collection of local picture postcards and memorabilia the author has selected photographs which illustrate not only the town centre itself but also many of the surrounding areas of the town that have often been neglected in other books of this kind. The sequence of images takes the form of a journey through the borough, from the north to the south, starting at Crossens, and finishing at Ainsdale and Woodvale. The choice of photographs also covers a wide range of subject material including people at work and play as well as views of the street and buildings in which they lived. Some rare and unusual photographs show the Vulcan Motor Works, the British Electric Vehicles factor, private schools and small businesses. This book will appeal to all who know the famous town either as a home or as a favourite place to visit.

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