About Sally Spencer

Sally Spencer is a pen name, first adopted when the author (actually called Alan Rustage) was writing sagas and it was almost obligatory that a woman’s name appeared on the cover (other authors like Emma Blair and Mary Jane Staples are also men).

Before become a full-time writer, he was a teacher. In 1978-79 he was working in Iran and witnessed the fall of the Shah. He got used to having rifles – and, one occasion, a rocket launcher – pointed at him by both soldiers and revolutionaries, but he was never entirely comfortable with it.

He lived in Madrid for over twenty years, and still considers it the most interesting and exciting city he has ever visited, but for the last few years he has opted for a quieter life in the seaside town of Calpe, on the Costa Blanca.

His first series of books were historical sagas set in Cheshire (where he grew up) and London. They were very popular with his English readers, but his American readers find the dialect something of a strain.

He has written twenty books featuring DCI Woodend (a character based partly on a furniture dealer he used to play dominoes with) and ten (so far!) about Woodend’s protegé Monika Paniatowski. His DI Blackstone books are set in Victorian/Edwardian London, New York and Russia, and the DI Ruiz books have as their backdrop the Spanish Civil War.

Alan is a competitive games player who likes bridge and pub quizzes. It is only by enforcing iron discipline that he doesn’t play video games all the time.

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The Monika Paniatowski Mysteries

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Dead Hand of History

The Dead Hand of History

The first in a new series featuring Charlie Woodend's protege, DCI Monika Paniatowski

ringofdeath

The Ring of Death

The second DCI  Monika Paniatowski mystery.

Dead Hand of History

The Dead Hand of History

The first in a new series featuring Charlie Woodend's protege, DCI Monika Paniatowski

ringofdeath

The second DCI  Monika Paniatowski mystery.

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The Paniatowski Mysteries:

Dead Hand of History The Dead Hand of History

The first in a new series featuring Charlie Woodend’s protege, DCI Monika Paniatowski

ringofdeath The Ring of Death
Nothing could have prepared DCI Monika Paniatowski for this – the way the corpse has been so carefully posed

 

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