Barry Durham’s official website
Visitors since October 23 2013
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 have 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’ followed in October 2014 and my fifth Detective Inspector Stone story - ‘The Ill-starred Exile Of John Smith’ is scheduled for publication in March 2018.
Hear my interview on Radio Lancashire about The Demdike Legacy on the NEWS page