Isla Broadwell was born and raised in Liverpool.  After graduating from the University of Liverpool with a doctorate in tourism psychology she now works in research.  A life-long interest in ancestry and the history of Liverpool led Isla to tell the story of the port and city during the Victorian era by interweaving it with the story of one of her own ancestors Detective Robert Marsden.  Her next book will be a fictionalized account of Detective Marsden's journey to New York on the trail of a Liverpool wife murderer.

       Hugh Shimmin and The Porcupine            The Liverpool City Police History Website                               Liverpool City Archive















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