Though he also pursued a career as a singer, songwriter, and jazz musician, this Englishman is most famous as the author of the popular Jimmy Coates series of children's thriller novels.
After earning a philosophy degree from Emmanuel College, Cambridge, he began writing musical scores for television shows and stage plays.
His debut solo album, The Songman & Me, Vol. 1, was released in 2011.
He grew up in London, England and, in 2008, married British anthropologist and television host
Literary critics have compared his work to that of fellow English suspense writer Anthony Horowitz.