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About the Author

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I was born in Devon in 1961, but grew up in Yorkshire. I was educated at Millfield School in Somerset, and Merton College, Oxford, where I read History.

After University, I joined Saudi International Bank, a part-Saudi, part-American owned bank based in London. Read more >


Traitor's Gate was published in hardback in the UK in June 2013 and paperback in January 2014.

"Sea of Stone", the fourth in the Fire and Ice series, was published in May 2014 in trade paperback.

Trading Reality, my second financial thriller, is now out on Kindle.

Events in 2014:
15 & 17 May, Crimefest, Bristol www.crimefest.com
21 May Norwich Library
24 June Toddington Library, Bedfordshire
31 Aug University of Kent, Canterbury
27 Sep Porlock Arts Festival
21-22 Nov Iceland Noir, Reykjavik www.icelandnoir.com

What's next

The fourth book in the Fire and Ice series, Sea of Stone, will be published in May 2014.

I am currently working on a sequel to Traitor's Gate. This is a spy novel set in Holland and France during the "phoney war" of September 1939 – May 1940. No title yet, but I think of it as "1939".
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