David A. Binns
The author was born and raised in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. As a youngster he spent a great deal of time in Wharfedale, particularly the Barden and Burnsall areas, from where his family originated. Troller’s Gill has always been one of his favourite places despite the legends and somewhat disturbing atmosphere which seems to prevail there. Not surprisingly then, this little valley with its steep sloping sides and narrow limestone gorge known locally as ‘Jackdaw Nick’ quite naturally became the ideal location for his first attempt at writing a novel.
On leaving school David was employed as an apprentice electrician. The skills he was taught throughout those years have, he admits, always proved extremely useful. However, he had other plans and on completing his apprenticeship he immediately joined the then West Riding Constabulary. After a short period he transferred to Buckinghamshire Constabulary, which later became part of the present Thames Valley Police. Some years later he spent a short period with the Australian Commonwealth Police Force, Canberra but returned to the UK and completed his service with the Thames Valley Force.
Now retired, David lives with his wife Angela in High Wycombe. He spends most of his time either looking after his aviary of budgies or polishing ‘Henrietta’- his sixty year old MG!
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The Skylark Is Singing
by David A. Binns
Simon’s suspicions that Stratton has other reasons besides gold, for hiding himself away in the cavern, gradually become justified. Stratton is suddenly attacked by an unknown race of people who use their ability to manipulate time, in an attempt to gain revenge on the deranged scientist. The attack is quickly concluded and the military as well as police take over the cavern.
An Acre In Wharfedale
by David A. Binns
Arthur, a retired police officer and his old friends neither of whom are quite what they would have him believe. Simon purports to be an Archaeologist but he is hiding his true purpose in life. Mike, an upright and respected individual who has successfully worked his way to the office of Chief Constable but he hides a dark secret. And a large quantity of WWII gold hidden in Warfedale.
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