“Jeremy Craddock is a hugely talented writer and journalist.”

Elaine Collins, TV producer of ITV’s Vera and BBC’s Shetland

Jeremy Craddock is a journalist and author.


His first book, The Jigsaw Murders: The True Story of the Ruxton Killings and the Birth of Modern Forensics, was published in 2021. It was longlisted for the 2022 Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction.

It is the story of a landmark double murder case from the Agatha Christie era that revolutionised forensic science.

The Jigsaw Murders has been optioned for TV by Elaine Collins, of Tod Productions, who brought Shetland to the BBC and Vera to ITV.


Jeremy teaches multimedia journalism at Manchester Metropolitan University after 23 years as a newspaper journalist in the north west of England. He is on Twitter: @JezCraddock.

The Jigsaw Murders is available as hardback, e-book and audiobook at Bookshop.org, Blackwell’s and Amazon.

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