Nicola Slade lives near Winchester in Hampshire. While her three children were growing up she wrote short stories for children and for women’s magazines before writing novels. Her first novel, Scuba Dancing, a romantic comedy, was published in 2005 and she now writes two traditional mystery series: Charlotte Richmond Investigates set in Victorian England and featuring a young Victorian widow. Her contemporary mystery series features Harriet Quigley, a retired headmistress and her cousin and sidekick, Canon Sam Hathaway.
Nicola enjoys painting, travelling, and anything historical – and she has been a Brown Owl and an antiques dealer!