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Charles Tucker

The author is grammar school educated in science subjects but was taught English by a dominant Head Mistress. He holds a Doctorate in Aeronautical Engineering and is a Chartered Engineer.

After serving a five-year student apprenticeship at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, he held management positions at Rolls Royce, Central Electricity Generating Board and latterly, with three oil companies.

He has worked in the USA, Far East, Middle East and North Africa, emigrating to Provence on retirement.

Married with two daughters and five grandchildren, he is now enjoying vintage years in his native Cornwall, writing.


  • The Evil Eyes of the Forest


    OLIVIA and HOWARD happy in their uniquely sexless marriage, invest their savings in a new-build villa.

  • The Byssus Killer


    The Body is washed up on a Cornish beach, encased in a diamond-hard, glass-smooth cocoon, perfectly preserved, with open, staring eyes.

  • The Gleissberg Extinction


    The German astronomer, Wolfgang Gleissberg, analysed sunspot activity and discovered a life threatening sun cycle eruption every one hundred years reoccurring regularly over the last three thousand years.

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