Terry Hickland was born and raised in Northern Ireland, and is married, with one son. During the 1980s, he moved to Germany where he immersed himself in the language and culture of the German people. He lived in Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, for a time, finally settling in Wolfsburg.

Returning home, Terry established several successful commercial ventures before taking up a role within the education sector. Having graduated from the University of Ulster, he is currently a lecturer at a local college. In his spare time - when he is not writing fiction or screenplays - Terry can be found attending literary and classical music events.

On Marian Place is the first in a trilogy of novels following the progress of Detective Chief Inspector Detlef Schmitt, whose passion for antiques leaves in its wake a trail of murder, robbery and deception that the German Government wants erased at any cost.

As a poet, Terry has also had some of his work published in The Seasons: A Collection of Poetry and Prose on Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.

Terry’s latest work is called The Piano Boat and is set in rural Tipperary.