From the Web site twbooks.com.uk: Caroline Graham was born in Warwickshire and left school at age 14 to work in a factory. After a stint in the Navy she married and spent some time as a housewife. She then decided to train as an actress and at one time understudied Rita Tushingham at the Royal Court. After the birth of her son when she was 40, she began to write, producing several plays for Radio 4 and a number of scripts for Crossroads. Her first Chief Inspector Barnaby novel, The Killings At Badger’s Drift, was selected by the CWA as one of the best 100 crime novels of all time. At the age of 60, she fulfilled her life-long ambition of going to university and did an MA in Theatre Studies at Birmingham, studying with writers like David Edgar, Tom Stoppard and David Hare.