Jacqueline Beard is a writer and genealogist living in Gloucestershire. She writes Victorian murder mysteries and is currently working on the third book in the Lawrence Harpham series. Jacqueline’s books are a mixture of true crime and fiction. Her newest and darkest book, The Ripper Deception, was inspired by local newspaper reports. When Jacqueline is not writing or researching, she can be found walking in the glorious Cotswolds.