“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 by the History Press in 2021. It is a historic double murder case from the Agatha Christie era that has haunted him since he was a child.

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


Jeremy teaches multimedia journalism at Manchester Metropolitan University. For two decades he was a reporter and editor on local and national newspapers in the North West of England. He contributes to a media law podcast called Bang to Rights, which can be found via Apple podcasts at iTunes, or Stitcher. 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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