The crime novels are set in modern day Florence,
though they often refer back to the recent or distant past. The
stories are mostly based on real crimes committed in the city and
investigated by the carabinieri.
The author was involved in a number of projects around the world helping people and animals in need, ollaborating with charities such as the Brooke Hospital and the Amin school for Afgan refugees in Pakistan.
The Josie Smith books are set in the north of England where the
author grew up. The Enchanted Horse and Twilight Ghost are realistic
stories with magical components.