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Psychology alumnus publishes crime thriller

Psychology graduate Mick Finlay has had his first book, a historical crime novel set in Victorian London, published.

Sherlock-inspired crime novel Arrowood is set in the shady London backstreets of 1895 and features a private investigator who despises Holmes, his wealthy clientele, and his showy forensic approach to crime. And a serial killer is on the loose.

Mick, who graduated with PhD in 1999,  is a university lecturer and has published research on political violence, persuasion, and verbal and non-verbal behaviour. Before becoming an academic, he ran a market stall on Portobello Road, worked as a tent-hand in a travelling circus, a butcher’s boy, a hotel porter, and in various jobs in the NHS and social services.

Arrowood is published by HQ (Harper Collins) in hardback, e-book and audio versions. The paperback will be published in February 2018. As well as the UK and Ireland, the novel will be published in the USA, Canada, Australia, and in translation in Finland, Norway and Sweden.