1928 - 2017

Sheila Robinson wrote under the pen names Sheila Radley and Hester Rowan. She was part of the Women's Royal Air Force between 1951 and 1960 before settling down to become a store-owner and the assistant-postmistress in Norfolk. She began publishing romance novels under the pseudonym Hester Rowan before moving on to detective fiction. Under the pseudonym Sheila Radley she writes the Inspector Douglas Quantrill series of police procedurals, which began in 1978 with Death and the Maiden (re-released as Death in the Morning in 1979).