I was fortunate enough to stumble across fellow scribbler and all round good egg Tony Riches just the other day. He, like myself, has a penchant for historical fiction, though he generally plays it with a straight bat. I also am led to understand that he manages to make a living selling his books so I may have to take a few notes. Anyway, if you are of a mind to check out his latest labours he can be found here.
But whatever you do, do not tell him I sent you. I have a reputation as a miserable b*****d to maintain.