K. J. Parker is a pseudonym for Tom Holt. He was born in London in 1961. At Oxford he studied bar billiards, ancient Greek agriculture and the care and feeding of small, temperamental Japanese motorcycle engines. These interests led him, perhaps inevitably, to qualify as a solicitor and emigrate to Somerset, where he specialised in death and taxes for seven years before going straight in 1995. He lives in Chard, Somerset, with his wife and daughter.
Full of invention and ingenuity . . . Great fun Parker's settings and characterisations never miss a beat - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Skilful plotting and rich scene-setting - GUARDIAN on THE COMPANY