Paul Charles was born and raised in the Northern Irish Countryside. He is the author of the acclaimed Detective Inspector Christy Kennedy series. The most recent title, Departing Shadows, is the 11th in the series. Charles may be unique in that not only was he around in the 1960s but he also remembers the decade vividly, as displayed in his current title, Adventures in Wonderland. He is current working on a new DI Kennedy mystery, The Return of the James Gang.