Brian King was born in Dundee in 1965. Growing up during a time of rapid change in his home town, he developed a keen interest in all aspects of the city's past. In 1989 he graduated from the University of Edinburgh with an MA (Hons) in History. He currently lives in Edinburgh where he has worked as a professional searcher of public records for more than twenty years, but is still a regular visitor to Dundee. This is his first book.