Jeff has worked in arts and entertainment since the mid 70s. Beginning as a theatre writer and director – specialising in work by Alan Plater, Howard Brenton, Joe Orton, Harold Pinter; and European writers Samuel Beckett, Max Frisch and Bertolt Brecht.

He took this experience into television and joined ITV company, Granada, as a writer and producer; which in the mid 80s, launched a second career as an independent screenwriter/producer/director.

Screen credits include arts series, entertainment features, drama documentaries, drama series and TV films.

Recently, after a decade as a script producer, edit producer and executive producer, he sat down at his desk and decided to go back to writing full time.

A co-scripted comedy drama road movie “The Return of Winter and Spring” is written and in development. A feature film is in pre-production.

“Closing the Distance” bookmarked a switch to crime thrillers featuring Bristol private eye Jack Shepherd. “Changing the Odds”, “Cloning the Hate” and “Bending the Rules” followed.

Since then, another character has joined the library. One Fight at a Time and New Friends Old Enemies feature Ed Grover, an American GI in Bristol during the years following World War 2.

The Jack Shepherd series, titled The Bristol Thrillers, has now been re-released in two volumes by Diamond Crime.

Jeff is a member of the Crime Writers Association and of BAFTA.

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Crime Writers' Association member