A retired detective, Paul Stickler has turned criminologist and crime historian and explores the detail behind some of the most fascinating cases in criminal history. His experience in murder investigations coupled with his passion for history make his presentations absorbing, challenging, entertaining and informative. He has recently finished his book about a bizarre murder investigation just after the First World War which is due to be published in April 2018. He is a member of the Crime Writers’ Association.
Paul featured in the BBC Crimewatch film (1998) about the notorious killer, Victor Farrant, appeared recently on BBC Radio Leicester talking about his research and will be appearing in a BBC television production in March 2018 about the murder of Gay Gibson in 1947.
He studied history with the Open University obtaining a Bachelor’s degree (1997), graduated from the FBI academy in Quantico, Virginia with a post-graduate diploma in Law Enforcement (1997) and read criminology at Southampton Solent University for his Master’s degree (2013) specialising in the research of historic crime and 1960s East End criminality. He is a Visiting Fellow of Southampton Solent University and is in the early stages of reading for his PhD in history and criminology. His hobbies include gliding, high altitude walking and playing guitar (badly) and piano (even worse).