Michael Croucher came to Canada with his parents in 1953 at the age of nine. He was on the Metropolitan Toronto Police Department for 18 years, and served with The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit investigating organised crime. His police career and his early life in post-war England have been major influences on his novels. He’s always loved short stories, wrote them for decades before he took on novels at the approach of retirement. Bravo’s Veil, his first novel was published in 2012, his second, Diamond Run in 2015. He is working on a third and continues to produce short stories. An award –winning writer, Michael reverted to Independent status in 2017.