Author Adrian Perkins lives in Northampton and has been writing since the early nineties.
His first tentative steps into writing came about after being persuaded to put the bedtime stories he had dreamt up for his two sons to paper. Unable to read or write very well he wasn’t very keen to do so. But eventually, with the help and encouragement of his wife, that’s just what he did. He wrote three children’s mystery adventure stories about Sarah and David, to mischievous young scallywags brought together through adversity who eventually became the best of friends, and top-end young super sleuths.
Adrian also had another very different interest, the supernatural. From an early age, personal experiences and tales of ghosts and spirits fascinated him. Although reading was difficult, in later life Adrian collected books on true ghost stories. However, his collection of books highlighted a problem. Well known ghost stories began showing up in several books. The repetition of stories became such an annoyance to Adrian he decided to do something about it. In the early 2000’s he decided to contact the local BBC radio station and they invited him in. After explaining on-air his quest to find new stories to write about and publish, the station opened up the phone lines for people to talk to Adrian, or leave their contact details off air. This proved so successful two years later Adrian’s first book of 32 eyewitness accounts, Ghost Detective 1, was on sale in high-street shops and available across the UK. After this success Adrian wanted to take things further than simply collecting eyewitness stories, he wanted to investigate for himself. In each of the following Ghost Detective books, Adrian detailed several investigations separated by eyewitness accounts. Now working on book eight, Adrian has no intention of stopping or slowing down on the investigation front.
All his stories are unique to his books and the investigations he does can last up to three years, so you know the stories are accurate.
Whether you believe in ghosts or not, the Ghost Detective series of books are a fascinating read and a glimpse into the life of a real-life Ghost Detective.