Books by Chris - To see them all: CLICK HEREChris Graham spent his working life riding motorcycles and driving vans to earn a living. Along the way he met many different types of people and saw a whole load of different places. Today, he still rides and drives, but the riding is for fun when the weather is good and the driving is purely 'social, domestic and pleasure', as the insurance companies like to refer to it.
From England's tranquil West Country, where he now lives, to the busy city streets, and of course the open road that was his companion for so long, Graham traversed the country, and beyond, delivering anything and everything from documents to diamonds, and even body parts, to people as varied as artists and ad men, musicians and actors, engineers, lawyers, fashion designers… people of all walks of life from tarts in massage parlours and professors in labs to members of the royal family… not to mention working as a despatch rider for TV camera crews at major events in the days before the digital age, when the tapes needed rushing off to catch the satellite link 'window' so that news hungry audiences in America got their pictures.
All of these experiences and more, got shelved away, for future use in the writing that he'd always promised himself he would do one day. None of it would be wasted. With his eclectic interests ranging from food to fossils, from wine to wailing guitars, from surrealists to steam engines and beyond, he is never going to be short of subject matter. Now, at last, from his home in a small Wessex Village, he is weaving some of the more believable situations that he's encountered, along with the tales and experiences related to him by the people with whom he's worked and played, into his series of stories, the 'Lena's Friends' crime novels.