M.R.C. Kasasian was raised in Lancashire. He has had careers as varied as a factory hand, wine waiter, veterinary assistant, fairground worker and dentist. He is the author of the much loved Gower Street Detective series, five books featuring personal detective Sidney Grice and his ward March Middleton, as well as another Betty Church mystery, Betty Church and the Suffolk Vampire. He lives with his wife, in Suffolk in the summer and in Malta in the winter.
'A clever and beautifully written tale of small-town wartime life with a good mystery - and a most unusual solution ... The Room of the Dead is funny, amusing and surprising, and it will keep you guessing at a darker and more unnerving story' Crime Review. 'I love this sort of book ... A rival for M.C. Beaton, my favourite of all time' Frost Magazine.