David J Gatward

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David J Gatward was born in Bristol and grew up in the Cotswolds, Wensleydale, and Lincolnshire, before heading off to the Lake District to train in outdoor education.

Having failed to realise on reading the prospectus that this meant being in a school classroom and not just climbing mountains, he graduated and went straight into publishing.

His first book was published when he was 18. Since then, he has written numerous books for children and adults, both under his own name and as a ghost writer. He was winner of the Leeds Children’s Book Award, and was short-listed for the 2023 Kindle Storyteller Award.

David now lives in Somerset and is constantly amazed by how his life has turned out.


The DCI Harry Grimm series

David J Gatward

The heart-pounding DCI Harry Grimm crime fiction series, set in the glorious Yorkshire Dales, follows the ex-soldier-turned-copper as he tackles cases that push his skills and determination to the limit.

Join Grimm as he navigates through treacherous investigations filled with intrigue, dark secrets, and deadly adversaries. If you crave action-packed stories with compelling heroes and vibrant settings, David J. Gatward’s gripping crime thrillers are a must-read.