David Isherwood was born in 1946 and thus missed the war years. He is married and has a
grown up son and daughter and lives in the East Midlands.
After spending his early career associated with the Footwear Manufacturing industry
and its associated trades, David now works for the Police
force as a civilian employee.
In his present role, he daily examines existing evidence in new prosecution cases.
It is this type of work, coupled with a great interest in
the Nazi era, that led to his conclusion that the real
Heinrich Himmler is unlikely to have meekly been arrested at
a British Army checkpoint in Bremervörde in late May 1945.
That being the case - the question why someone would then
volunteer their true identity as Heinrich Himmler and then
commit suicide with poison within a further 24 hours - seems
to defy any logic.
After a great deal of ground research in Germany and Poland
and also Norfolk, England, the book was written
in 1997/1998. However the deaths of family relatives and
advice by others with literary experience meant that the
final version of this new book was not ready until 2003.
Himmler's Double' is his first full-length