With medicine and Scots Law in the family background, Andrew rose was educated in Dorset and at Trinity College, Cambridge. he practised at the Criminal Bar in London for twenty years and sat as a judge of the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal until 2008. His first book Stine: Murder on the Common was shortlisted for the Gold Dagger Non-Fiction Award of the Crime Writers' Association. Scandal at the Savoy followed and, in 2007, Lethal Witness, a critical biography of Sir Bernard Spilsbury, the pioneer forensic pathologies. Andrew Rose has contributed to several television productions, as well as giving lectures and talks about his books. He divides his time between London and France.