Author and criminologist
Richard Hoskins has worked on many of Britain’s biggest criminal investigations. His expertise has taken him to Europe and beyond. He first travelled to Africa twenty-five years ago, intending to spend a year there, but actually staying for six. On his return to the UK, he went up to Oxford where he took a double First followed by a PhD. It was as a Senior Lecturer at Bath Spa University that he was first approached by officers investigating the 2001 Thames torso case. This led to the creation of his bestselling The Boy in the River, Gold Winner at the Crime Writers’ Association Dagger Awards 2013. Since then he has applied his cultural and religious expertise to nearly 200 major investigations by police and social services. In recent months Richard has been in the national headlines for his role on the Edward Heath and Westminster historic child abuse enquiries. Richard is a qualified teacher and former Deputy Head of Prior’s Field School. He is currently completing two more books.