Colin’s written 20 books – but he doesn’t read much!

Michael Beardmore meets a remarkable Derbyshire man who is a truly prolific – if still part-time – author.

THEY say there’s a book in all of us. Colin Galtrey knew for a long time he had one in him. But he didn’t stop there. His first book about a Peak District serial killer triggered a prolificacy with the pen – Colin became a serial scribbler, writing a whopping 20 tomes in the last five years. 

Most of them are based in his native Derbyshire – more specifically, the Peak District – and have made Colin, 61, a mini- celebrity in villages where he has lived…