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Questions frequently asked
QUESTION - Who is Mike Hamer?
ANSWER - Mike Hamer is the pen name adopted by Mike Scantlebury in the 1990s, when he first started work on the Manchester Modern Murder Mysteries.
QUESTION - What is Rosewood Press?
ANSWER - Rosewood Press is the name of the publishers who put together three of Mike Hamer's murder mysteries in the 1990s and published them in Manchester.
QUESTION - Where is Manchester?
ANSWER - Manchester is in the north of England. It was the first industrialised city in the modern world.
It became the centre of the cotton trade in England, which only began to decline in the second half of the twentieth century.
- In Roman times, it was a small settlement around a military fort.
- In Medieval times, it was a village.
- In Georgian times, it grew into a market town.
- In Victorian times, it developed spinning, weaving and finishing cotton in the world's first multi-storey mills, powered by water wheels and later, steam engines. It sponsored the world's first purpose dug canal, the Bridgewater Canal to the Worsley coal mines; the world's first passenger railway, (to Liverpool); and the single biggest engineering work of the 19th century, the Manchester Ship Canal.
The mills have closed down and the buildings turned to new uses. The docks have closed and service industries have moved into the site. The railways are still there, and a modern tram system is beind developed.
Manchester is struggling to adjust to the Information Age, while still retaining the glories of its past - the buildings, the canals, the railways.
QUESTION - Why does Mike Scantlebury live in the city of Manchester?
ANSWER - Why did the Borgias live in Rome?
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