The author most famous for creating the Alan Banks detective stories, has died aged 72. He was born in Castleford, grew up in Armley, and went to Leeds University to study English. He emigrated to Canada in 1974, where he died on the 4th October. When he was at Leeds University, he crossed Woodhouse Moor every day on his way back and forth to study. It was on the Moor that he set the crime featured in his book “Caedmon’s Song.” At the book’s start, a young woman is seated on the Lion and Serpent sculpture, when she’s attacked. The book goes on to explore what develops from this attack. You can read his obituary in this Guardian article.