Lionel Fanthorpe is an authority on mysteries and the paranormal, having lectured at Cambridge and presented popular television and radio programs in the UK. He is Magistral Chaplain General and Knight Commander of the Templar Priory of St. Mary Magdalene. Co-author and wife Patricia Fanthorpe is a Dame of that same Order. Their research takes them all over the world investigating a variety of mysterious occurrences first hand.
Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe have investigated the world's unsolved mysteries for more than 30 years and are the authors of 15 bestselling books, including Mysteries and Secrets of the Templars and Mysteries and Secrets of the Masons. They live in Cardiff, Wales.