Born in Walsall of Indian and Welsh stock, and educated there and at Oxford, David Bagchi is an academic now based in Hull.
Starting out as a historical theologian he recently became, in what he describes as a shock career move, a theological historian. In 2010 he started pressing the wrong keys on his laptop, and two years later his first novel, a Tudor conspiracy thriller, won the TBS Novel Prize.
The Mystery of Briony Lodge is his second work of fiction, and the first to be published. He lives in Brough, East Yorkshire.
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