Michael Allen
Pseudonyms: Michael Bradford and Patrick Read

Michael Derek Allen was educated at Oundle School, Queens' College, Cambridge, and the University of Bath. He has had a career in education, first as a teacher and then as a university administrator at the University of Bath. In 1996, he retired from education and became a full-time writer and publisher. He now owns a small press, Kingsfield Publications. He is the creator of 'Ben Spence', a Detective Superintendent. He also writes under the pseudonyms 'Michael Bradford' and 'Patrick Read'.


Titles and year of publication:
'Ben Spence' Novels
 1) Spence in Petal Park (US Title: Spence and the Holiday Murders)  1977
 2) Spence at the Blue Bazaar  1979
 3) Spence at Marlby Manor  1982
Other Novels
 1) No Holds Barred  1989
As 'Michael Bradford'
 1) Counter-Coup  1980
As 'Patrick Read'
 1) Beautiful Lady  2002
 2) The Suppression of Vice  2003