M. J. Trow
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M. J. Trow

M J Trow (the 'M' as most people know by now stands for Meirion, a Welsh name few can manage, so he writes as M J, is known by all and sundry as Mei, rhyming with 'my') has been writing for many years, with his first book - The Adventures of Inspector Lestrade - being published in 1984 by Macmillan. More Lestrades followed and then some true crime and somehow it all snowballed so now he has many historical biographies and two other crime series (Maxwell and Marlowe, the latter written with his wife, writing as Maryanne Coleman, though her name is Carol, actually!) to his credit. He claims to be retired, but that's just from teaching. In fact he has never been busier and is a sought after 'ghost' these days as well as historian and novelist, with many different subjects' stories having been told through him. He has recently started collaborating on fiction projects (with someone other than his wife, that is) and finds it a really exciting and pleasurable experience.

To relax he ... actually, that's a bit tricky, as he doesn't really ever relax. He has been known to garden, he is a keen cook and artist and likes to travel. This is rather easier these days as he is a popular speaker on cruise ships - in fact his profile picture was taken on a very gusty day in Cape Town this February, setting off on a long voyage home to Southampton through some of the scariest seas he and his wife have had the pleasure to meet! It really was the calm before the storm, despite being a Force 9 just leaving the Bay.

Family is important and he is very proud of his wife, Carol (aka Maryanne Coleman) for her own books and also the ones they write together, the Kit Marlowe series. His son, Taliesin, known as Tali, is a writer who has written a biography of the Tudor explorer Martin Frobisher as well as collaborating with Mei on several biographies. An exciting series is in the melting pot at the moment and will hopefully be appearing soon; remember where you heard it first. Tali is also a musician, playing various instruments with some acclaimed bands from the alt-bluegrass of the fabulous Coal Porters, led by Kentuckian Sid Griffin, through the classic acid folk of Lords of Thyme to the ethereal melodies of Fawn. His crystal vocals enhance everything he does and it's just as well someone in the family can sing, as it is the first thing anyone asks a Welshman!

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    • Maxwell's House

    • By: M. J. Trow
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    The derelict house on the edge of the sleepy seaside town was a haven for courting couples, down-and-outs - and someone with altogether more sinister intentions....

    Regular price: $21.05

    • Maxwell's War

    • By: M. J. Trow
    • Narrated by: Christopher Scott
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Peter Maxwell is delighted when an old college friend asks him to be the historical adviser on a film being made on the coast near Leighford....

    Regular price: $21.05

    • Lestrade and the Mirror of Murder

    • By: M. J. Trow
    • Narrated by: M. J. Trow
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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    The madness begins when Captain Orange and his three nieces are killed in a carriage accident. The only clues?....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lestrade takes off without Sherlock

    • By Kathi on 03-15-14

    Regular price: $16.09

    • Lestrade and the Sawdust Ring

    • By: M J Trow
    • Narrated by: M J Trow
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 16

    As a trail of murder is laid amongst the llama droppings, the world's second greatest detective goes undercover to solve the mystery....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Story, Pity About The Narration

    • By C. Swan on 10-02-12

    Regular price: $26.54

    • Maxwell's Match

    • By: M. J. Trow
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    History teacher Peter 'Mad Max' Maxwell, a bit of a maverick, is sent on a short-term swap with another teacher at a nearby private school, Grimonds....

    Regular price: $22.57

    • Maxwell's Reunion

    • By: M. J. Trow
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    When Peter Maxwell attends a school reunion of the class of '65, all is not as it seems among his old chums....

    Regular price: $21.05

    • Lestrade and the Deadly Game

    • By: M. J. Trow
    • Narrated by: M. J. Trow
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 13

    The papers call it suicide. The deceased’s father doesn’t.....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • MJ Trow writes better than he reads

    • By Kathi on 08-18-14

    Regular price: $22.57

    • Maxwell's Curse

    • By: M. J. Trow
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The devil is loose in Leighford - or at least someone is trying to make it look as though he is....

    Regular price: $21.05

    • Maxwell's Ride

    • By: M. J. Trow
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    While riding the Wild Water, a man is killed in the float ahead, and Max and the girls become witnesses to murder....

    Regular price: $21.05

    • Maxwell's Flame

    • By: M. J. Trow
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Peter Maxwell didn't want to attend the GNVQ course. He didn't want to get mixed up in murder either - but perhaps it was all part of death's rich tapestry....

    Regular price: $28.40

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