I figure there are never enough murder mystery stories. My favourite authors include Ian Rankin, Garry Disher, Peter Corris and Peter Temple. I have always wanted to write one, and "Murder in the Fabric" is my first. I was educated at Monash University, graduating with a PhD. In my working life I was a communications research engineer in Australia and Japan. Later I became a University professor. I am a touring cyclist and like nothing better than spending my days pedalling, and my nights stretched out in a tent.