Nicola Ford is the pen name of Dr Nick Snashall, National Trust Archaeologist for the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site. Nicola was born amid the hop gardens and apple orchards of Kent but spent much of her youth digging up bits of Gloucestershire. Over the last three decades she has excavated on sites across Britain and Europe, from Yorkshire to the Czech Republic. Her writing brings together the worlds of archaeology and crime, unravelling the tangled threads left behind by murder to reveal the stories of those who can no longer speak for themselves.

An unexpected discovery

Death on the Downs by Simon Brett I have something in common with Carole Sneddon the protagonist of Death on the Downs: I’ve just made an unexpected find. Thankfully my discovery of Simon Brett was decidedly more pleasurable than Carole’s discovery of a complete human skeleton rammed into two old fertiliser sacks and stashed in …

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