Tony Hutchinson

Executive Director

By the time he caught infamous fake-death canoe man John Darwin – a case that catapulted him to international attention – Tony had already brought more than 50 killers to justice as the Detective Superintendent in charge of Cleveland Police Murder Squad.

Now retired from the force, he is bringing to Cheshire Cat Books his unrivalled inside knowledge of police procedure, his high-level management skills and the expertise that saw him invited to study with the FBI’s ground-breaking criminologists on their own turf…a coveted slice of ‘Silence of the Lambs’ for real.

A father of two sons, Tony has also been a pioneer in the field of so-called honour crimes and their impact on victims.

Tony is a qualified yachtsman, clears his head with walks along the Northumberland coast, and nervously takes his seat on the Newcastle United roller-coaster as a committed season ticket holder.