June Thomson (also known as June Valerie Thomson), (born 1930, in Rettendon, Essex, United Kingdom) is a detective novelist. A former teacher, she was educated at Chelmsford High School. She is the creator of the Chief Inspector Jack Finch (Inspector Rudd in American editions) and Sergeant Tom Boyce series of novels. Since 1990 she also wrote a series of six Sherlock Holmes pastiche anthologies of short stories. Her works have been translated into many languages.