Miles Ratcliffe


Miles Ratcliffe was born in Lancashire, but has spent most of his adult life living in various other parts of England. He now lives with his wife Katy on the edge of the Derbyshire Peak District. Although a graduate of Cambridge University, Miles spent many years working at Oxford University, where he was responsible at different times for the university’s Computing Teaching Centre and its audiovisual and television services. That has never stopped him supporting Cambridge in the Boat Race, and all other Oxbridge competitive events, however! Miles has written a number of successful text-books on computer programming as well as writing, presenting and directing television programmes on topics ranging from computers to 16th century warships. He was also privileged to spend a year in Budapest towards the end of the ‘socialist era’ which led to an ongoing love for both that beautiful city and the country of which it is the capital. That love is reflected in the title of his first novel, ‘The Budapest Betrayal’, which, although mainly set in England, has several key scenes set in that beautiful city.

The Budapest Betrayal, which introduces Detective Sergeant Kathryn Hammond, is now available from Smashwords and other ebook stores. More information about Miles can be found in his blog at

Where to find Miles Ratcliffe online


The Budapest Betrayal
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 128,860. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
DC Kathryn Hammond is seconded to the Metropolitan Police Counter-Terrorism Branch in an attempt to solve a fifty year old mystery involving the intelligence services of three former Communist countries. Her investigations involve visiting London, Edinburgh and Budapest, and lead to the realisation that a mysterious ‘Commander’ is preparing a massive terrorist attack against Britain . . . . .

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crime    espionage    hungary    police    terrorism    thriller