AA Dhand was raised in Bradford and spent his youth observing the city from behind the counter of a small convenience store. After qualifying as a pharmacist, he worked in London and travelled extensively before returning to Bradford to start his own business and begin writing. The history, diversity and darkness of the city have inspired his Harry Virdee novels.
His novels have been selected for Read Regional and World Book Night, and his debut Streets of Darkness is currently being developed for screen by a UK broadcaster.
He still works full-time as a pharmacist and writes late at night into the early hours.