1944 - 2016

Writing as: Tim Heald

According to Wikipedia: "Tim Villiers Heald FRSL (28 January 1944 – 20 November 2016) was a British author, biographer, journalist and public speaker.

Heald was born in Dorchester, Dorset, England, and educated at Sherborne School, Dorset, and Balliol College, Oxford, gaining an MA in Modern History in 1965.

He wrote over 30 published books, including official biographies of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (The Duke – a Portrait of Prince Philip, 1991), Hodder & Stoughton), HRH The Princess Margaret (Princess Margaret – a Life Unravelled (2007), Orion Books) and cricket commentator Brian Johnston.

Heald was also known for his mystery novels featuring Simon Bognor, special investigator, (10 titles), serialised by Thames TV, and more recently as creator of Dr Tudor Cornwall in a new crime trilogy published by Robert Hale Ltd: Death and the Visiting Fellow (2004), Death and the D'Urbervilles (2005), A Death on the Ocean Wave (2007). He subsequently returned to the newly knighted Simon Bognor and published two further novels Death in the Opening Chapter and Poison at the Pueblo with Crème de la Crime/ Severn House."

Series Books
Simon Bognor Unbecoming Habits (1973)
  Blue Blood Will Out (1974)
  Deadline (1975)
  Let Sleeping Dogs Lie (1976)
  Just Desserts (1977)
  Murder At Moose Jaw (1981)
  Masterstroke (1982)
  Red Herrings (1985)
  Brought To Book (1988)
  Business Unusual (1989)
  Poison At The Pueblo (2011)
  Death In The Opening Chapter (2011)
  Yet Another Death In Venice (2014)
Other The Rigby File (1989)
  Death and the Visiting Fellow [Tudor Cornwall] (2004)
  Death and the D'Urbervilles [Tudor Cornwall] (2005)