Neil Bradbury grew up fascinated by murder mysteries and poisons. He is a graduate of the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and the University of Wales School of Medicine, with degrees in Biochemistry and Medical Biochemistry. Although he grew up in the UK, he now lives and works in Illinois, USA, where he’s a scientist, teacher and writer. He also gets to play with nasty chemicals every day (during scientific experiments of course). His first book A Taste for Poison will appeal to true-crime fans, sciencey types, and history buffs. Everyone should know exactly who is pouring their cup of tea!

He has spoken at national and international meetings to present his research, and authored numerous scientific manuscripts and book chapters. His talks on this subject have been received enthusiastically by high school, undergraduate, graduate and medical students, as well as the general public.

Neil currently lives with his wife and two border collies in Illinois