Set mainly in America, with a backdrop of the 1954 race to break the four-minute mile, The Murder Mile is hardboiled detective fiction that follows the investigation into the murder of a fictional athlete attempting to break the world record. Investigator Daniel Stone must navigate frame-ups, conspiracies, cartels, Communism and bribes in his search for the answers surrounding runner Todd "The Phoenix Flyer" Naylor's death.
Paul Collicutt graduated in the 1980's from Brighton College of Art with a BA Hons in Illustration. He won the Parent's Choice Gold Award in America for children's picture book, This Train which he wrote and illustrated (Farrar Straus & Giroux). Recently Paul created a series of graphic novels Robot City Adventures for younger readers (Templar) The Murder Mile is his first graphic novel for adult readers. It combines his love of painting with his keen interest in track and field. Paul was a reasonable but not outstanding runner and is now a qualified athletics coach and Chairman of Phoenix Athletics Club.