David Lawrence is the pen name of David Harsent, a prize-winning British poet with nine poetry collections to his name. Harsent writes detective fiction under the names of David Lawrence and Jack Curtis. He is also an opera librettist and screen writer. Fun fact: Lawrence has written several episodes of the Midsomer Murders television series, which is based on Caroline Graham's Inspector Barnaby novels. He teaches creative writing at Bath Spa University, in Bath, England.