Barry Durham’s official website

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Hi, I’m Barry Durham; welcome to my website.

I was a writer and journalist for more than 40 years, a university lecturer for seven, and had an interest in The Occult for over 50.

As I am ‘retired’ now, I write full time.

The stories of The Pendle Witches have fascinated me since I was a teenager - which is why I felt I had to bring their ‘descendents’ into my writing.

I also love Lancashire and my birth town of Manchester where I grew up, so again, they feature in my stories - plus the area in which I live now, the lovely village of Chipping and its wonderful surrounding countryside.

My books are probably best described as supernatural crime mystery/thrillers.

My first novel, ‘The  Demdike Legacy’, was published in February 2012, and a prequel, ‘Familiar Territory’, in October 2013.

My third, ‘Fell Creatures’ came out in June 2014.

‘Sweet Molly Alone’ published in electronic format, October 2014 and now in quality paperback.

Hear my interview on Radio Lancashire about The Demdike Legacy on the NEWS page