Our three guest authors have all set successful crime series in London.
CWA Gold Dagger-winning writer Mick Herron's highly acclaimed Jackson Lamb series is based at the imaginary Slough House, a dumping ground for failed M.I.5 agents located near The Barbican. The Daily Mail calls the series "a classic" and the Evening Standard has called him "The new spy master".
Number one best seller Lesley Thomson has sold well over half a million copies of her Chiswick-set series that began with The Detective's Daughter. Ian Rankin says "Lesley Thomson is in a class above", her latest is The Dog Walker.
William Shaw's Breen and Tozer series revolves around 1960s Marylebone and the embers of swinging London. The Sunday Times says the book have "an emotional intensity found only in the very best crime novels" and Val McDermid welcomed the latest, Sympathy for the Devil, as "a big treat for fans... and if you're not a fan yet, why not?"