About TP Fielden

After writing in depth for many years on all aspects of British royalty, he decided to harness his expert knowledge to the creation of a trilogy of murder mysteries set in wartime Buckingham Palace.

cover_stealingthecrown In Stealing The Crown the lead character Guy Harford is a British painter living in Tangier who’s airlifted back to London after a spy plot he is involved in goes wrong. Seconded to the Foreign Office, he becomes a temporary courtier in bombed-out Buckingham Palace – where he discovers that life in the royal palace, even in wartime, is not what people imagine. And when bodies start to appear, he utilises his artist’s powers of observation to spot clues which remain invisible to others.

The trilogy – Stealing The Crown, Burying The Crown, and Raising The Crown – follows three successive years of royal life in wartime, and along the way creates a spellbinding portrait of Britain’s first family and their true secrets.

Stealing The Crown (Thomas & Mercer) is available in leading bookstores and through Amazon.

In 2016 Christopher Wilson signed an unprecedented four-book deal with HQ, a new imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, to produce the English Riviera Murders – a series of retro mysteries featuring Miss Dimont, fiesty chief reporter on a local Devon newspaper.

Humorous but with a pro-feminist vein, the novels chronicle the adventures of former Naval Intelligence officer Huguette 'Judy' Dimont in her new career as a journalist on the Riviera Express, based in the fictional town of Temple Regis. There are murders aplenty and intrigues galore.

riviera express coverThe first, The Riviera Express, was published in early 2017 to great acclaim.

“TP Fielden is a fabulous new voice,” wrote best-selling novelist Wendy Holden in the Daily Mail. “His dignified, clever heroine is a compelling new character.”
“Unashamedly cosy, with gentle humour and a pleasingly eccentric amateur sleuth,” — The Guardian.
“Highly amusing,” — London Evening Standard.
“Tremendous fun,” — Independent.
“A golden age mystery,” — Sunday Express.

Resort CoverThe second book in the series, Resort To Murder, was published in the winter of 2017.

Allison Pearson, choosing her Books of the Year 2017 for the Sunday Telegraph, wrote : “Aunts will adore TP Fielden's Resort To Murder, a fabulous Miss Dimont mystery.”
“Formidable,” wrote Dominic Midgley in the Daily Express. “Fielden plots the rise of the women's movement via the Sisters Of Reason's direct action against beauty pageants. Indeed, the changing role of women in the post-war world is a theme that recurs throughout the book as the old order yearns for life back in 1939, while the new generation demands equality and change.”
“Must read,” — Sunday Express.
“Five stars. Brilliant!” — The Sun.

cover_quarterpastdeadThe third Miss Dimont Mystery, A Quarter Past Dead, was published in November 2018.

“Miss Dimont gets funnier and more intriguing with each new book” — Red




Died And Gone To DevonThe fourth in the series, Died And Gone To Devon, was published in November 2019.

“A fabulously satisfying addition to the canon of vintage crime,” — Daily Express.
“A glorious retro-feminist romp” – The Times



The Riviera Express, Resort To Murder, A Quarter Past Dead and Died And Gone To Devon are available at all good bookstores and other online outlets.

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