David B. Beckwith was born in Cumbria, U.K.
His family emigrated to Perth, Western Australia
in 1969. He studied Mathematics and Philosophy
at the University of W.A. He is now a retired
I.T. Professional. He speaks four languages, is
a polymath, cook, painter, and an avid traveller
(having circumnavigated the globe, visited
Antarctica, and spent more than six months in Central and
South America). He lives in a rural region bordering to Perth
where he grows vegetables and raises chickens for eggs. David
makes cheeses, fruit wines, and sausages when not writing about
Holmes. This is his second book.