John Morris was born and brought up in Northamptonshire. He later moved to Swansea, South Wales where he practiced law. Married with two children, he is now retired and living in rural Wicklow, Ireland. His first work Jack the Ripper: The Hand of a Woman is the result of extensive research by John and his late father and questions if Jack the Ripper was a woman. His latest work The Clydach Murders was published on the 18th September 2017 by Seren and investigates the truth behind Dai Morris's conviction.