David Hewson was born in Yorkshire in 1953. He is the bestselling author of more than sixteen books published in more than twenty languages. His popular Costa contemporary crime series is now in development for a series of TV movies in Rome.
In 2006 he launched a campaigning web-site save-wye which was instrumental in a successful battle to prevent one of the largest environmental threats to the countryside of Kent in southern England. His non-fiction book on the campaign to defend Wye from development, Saved, was published in May 2007.
He lives close to Wye, Kent.