M C Jacques studied at St Andrews and Oxford Universties and specialised in Ancient and Semitic Languages. For much of the past 2 decades he has lived and worked with international students in and around Cambridge. Having written an 84 page ‘crime story’ when aged 10, he had the idea of writing The Cambridge Mysteries series after meeting Inspector Morse author, Colin Dexter, in 2010. His favourite writers include P.D. James and Mike Ripley.