Portrait photo of Miles Hudson, author of detective novels in the Penfold series, including The Cricketer's Corpse.

Penfold Detective Series


Miles Hudson is author of the Penfold series of detective novelsPenfold is the investigative genius in my series of detective novels also starring Detective Sergeant Tony Milburn. DS Milburn works for the police in Durham City in the northeast of England, and through a string of cases, Penfold helps him by making brilliant leaps to blow each case wide open.

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The Cricketer’s Corpse – sex, drugs and 1st class cricket.

Our hero was born in Havelock in New Zealand, but now lives in a ramshackle old house by the beach near Hartlepool. He lives for surfing, the sea is his spiritual love. And he’s a totally open-minded thinker, with the most incredible general knowledge, which combine to make him find it easy to solve mysterious cases. Tony Milburn is an everyman cop, having walked the beat in several County Durham towns, and now gets some of the juicier detective work that his ever-absent boss fails to undertake.

The first published novel in the series is The Cricketer’s Corpse. The Kidney Killer will be published in 2019.