John William Wainwright

John Wainwright was born in Leeds.

After World War II, he joined the Police and served for 20 years in Elland, Brighouse and Clifton before becoming a writer

He wrote around 80 crimes novels between 1965 and 1992.

He wrote about his experiences of policing Brighouse and Clifton in his book Wainwright's Beat [1987].

His fictional works include

and his non-fiction

The character Tosh who appears in his books is based on Tom Lawrence

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