About the Author, Tim Turner

His Interest in Maritime History

Timothy PD Turner

The author has been fascinated with maritime history since he was a boy. He is especially interested in the White Star Line, the Cunard Line and the ships they built. He is a member of the British Titanic Historical Society.

British Titanic Historical Society

At the age of 13, he remembers buying a copy of Walter Lord’s, “A Night to Remember,” and was enthralled from cover to cover until he finished reading about the loss of the Titanic.

After which, he wanted to know more about the subject and his book “Legacy of the White Star Line” resulted from his research.

Click the covers to read more about the individual books.

Legacy of the White Star Line by Timothy PD Turner

Legacy of the Cunard Line by Timothy PD Turner

Titanic: Ship of Dreams by Timothy PD Turner

He is also interested in the Napoleonic naval battles, especially the life and career of Admiral Adam Duncan, who is a direct ancestor of his, who was victorious at the Battle of Camperdown on 11 October 1797.

A Creative Journey

Tim has always enjoyed music. From an early age, he would listen to his father's record collection of recordings of works of composers such as Mozart (his favourite), Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Bach. At his preparatory school, Hurworth House, he enjoyed singing and for a year learned to play the guitar. He was not very good at it though.

When he started Durham School in 1988 he had the opportunity to be a member of the school choir. During this time he enjoyed regular performances in Durham Cathedral and in the school chapel.

In 1990, the choir recorded an album called "Floreat Dunelmia" which contained some of the music performed during that year.

His time studying at Durham School also gave him the opportunity to practise playing on a magnificent Harrison & Harrison Organ in the School Chapel. From this he developed a passion for the rich tones of organ music which continues to this day.


Tim's Music

Tim has produced 3 albums to date:

A Yamaha and a Man

This is his first collection of music written and performed by him that reflects his passion for music of many different styles coupled with my love of a good tune.

A Yamaha and A Man by Timothy PD Turner

Reflective Moments

This album is dedicated to Tim's father, David Turner, who celebrated his 80th birthday in April 2018. Piano, organ and strings and the main instruments for the pieces.

Reflective Moments by Timothy PD Turner

Peace and Love

These pieces are some of his earliest works. They were composed on a Yamaha Clavinova CVP 205 which was one of his first digital pianos he owned.

Peace and Love by Timothy PD Turner


The Mysterious Murders at Rylestone Hall

This is Tim's first detective novel.

Mysterious Murders at Rylestone Hall by Timothy PD Turner Family and friends gathered at Rylestone Hall for the reading of the Last Will and Testament of Mr John Stannington, a wealthy businessman. Each of them had high expectations of receiving a large inheritance but were shocked at the small bequests made in the Will. Outraged by this, some of the guests tried to leave.

However, a violent storm damages the telephone lines and disrupts their transportation, preventing them from leaving. Trapped and isolated in the Hall, tension and anguish grows when one of them disappears and is found murdered.

Can they survive the weekend with a murderer on the loose?

This is the first adventure for Michael Davies, an amateur detective.