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Gary Powell

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Gary Powell is a former London detective who retired in 2011. Most of his career was spent on the Anti-Terrorist Branch at Scotland Yard and national surveillance teams. Following retirement he now lives in North Norfolk.

He started writing true crime books in 2012 and has had three such books published as well as a social history of London’s squares.

He is a public speaker in the East of England and a guide at St Paul’s Cathedral.

Gary is nearing completion of his first crime novel set on the London underground investigated by the British Transport Police.


Books by Gary Powell

  • Death Diary - A Year of London Murder, Execution, Terrorism and Treason
  • Death in Disguise. The Amazing True Story of the Chelsea Murders
  • Convicted. Landmark Cases in British Criminal History
  • Square London. A Social History of the Iconic London Square

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