David Boulton was educated at a Quaker school and Guys Hospital, he has used material from his earlier life to inform this debut novel. A five generation connection with the Peak district provides it with a strong sense of place, and his interest in railways and canals inform its background.
An accidental discovery in The Bakewell Bookshop, a history of the unusual railway between Cromford and Whaley Bridge, sparked an interest which he uses as a basis for Fatal Connections.
Fatal Connections is his first novel and was published in April 2016, followed in September 2017 by Echoes Down the Line. He has also written a number of unpublished short stories and is preparing more in the Sam Spray series