SD Sykes is the author of the Oswald de Lacy/Somershill Manor crime series. Her new novel, City of Masks, is published on 17 July.

She lives in Kent with her family and various animals. She has done everything from professional dog walking to co-founding her own successful business.

SD Sykes is a graduate of Manchester University and has an MA in Writing from Sheffield Hallam. She attended the novel writing course at literary agents Curtis
Brown. She has also written for radio and has developed screenplays with Arts Council funding.