First draft of my Author Bio
Bradley Harper is a retired Army Pathologist with over 200 autopsies to his credit, including several real-life Forensic Investigations. A life-long fan of Sherlock Holmes, he read the entire body of work the summer he turned thirteen, and has been craving the whiff of London fog ever since.
Shortly after his retirement from the Army after 37 years of service, he returned to the love of his youth, and began researching Arthur Conan Doyle. After noticing a four year gap between the first Holmes story, A Study in Scarlet, and the next one, The Sign of Four, he dug deeper.
Harper was surprised to learn that Doyle nearly turned away from Holmes due to his meager pay for the first story, and general disdain for the crime genre. Noting the Ripper murders occurred in the gap between the first and second story, he saw a way to incorporate the unsolved serial homicides in the East End, Doyle’s return to Holmes, and the sudden, unexplained halt to the Ripper’s labor.
After intensive research into the society and politics of the era, the geography of Whitechapel, and his own Forensic experience and training, he fashioned a tale that places the reader into those dimly lit and fog enshrouded alleyways where the streetwalkers would take their customers for a “four penny knee trembler,” only to find, too late, that this one had something else in mind.
Walking the East End at night with noted Ripper historian Richard Jones, Harper learned of many small details not mentioned in the history books, giving his tale the feel of authenticity.
So, grab your deerstalker, polish your lens, and “Take Precautions,” as you join him in the hunt for the man wielding, A Knife in the Fog.