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James has a background in comedy, children’s and teenage fiction. He’s authored hundreds of cliff-hanger serials for the youth market, and scripted gags and sketches for TV and radio both in the UK and mainland Europe. He has had material broadcast on BBC1, ITV, S4C, Samstag Nacht (Germany), Radio 2, Radio 4 and The World Service. He has written for, among others, Roy Hudd, June Whitfield, Chris Emmett and Freddie Starr.
As well as detective fiction (under the pen-name James Alexander), James also writes comedy under various pseudonyms, among them Bernard Fling and Chester J Crump. For more of the latter, visit: http://cheesewillsetusfree.wordpress.com.
James is a member of the world-famous Magic Circle and has performed and lectured both in the UK and as far away as India. He has created over a hundred original tricks, and authored/contributed to several books and magazines on magic around the world.
An occasional stand-up comic and after-dinner speaker, he has performed in and around Yorkshire as well as at the Edinburgh Fringe.
He currently has several projects in the pipeline, including a Victorian murder mystery novella, a modern-day humorous detective romp and a madcap ‘Tom-Sharpe-type’ comedy novel.