Sub-genre: Action thriller, Amateur detective, Crime Thriller, Historical, historical crime, historical crime fiction, historical fiction, Historical thriller, international, International Crime, International thriller, mystery, suspense, thriller
Long-standing contributor to The Sunday Times, writing regular A-list interview-led arts features for the award-winning Culture section (interviewees including the likes of Robert De Niro, George Clooney, Dustin Hoffman, Hugh Grant, Angelina Jolie, Jerry Seinfeld, Nicole Kidman, Sir David Frost, Justin Timberlake, Idris Elba, Michael Morpurgo, Daniel Craig).
Former US Editor of Empire magazine and writer for numerous lifestyle/entertainment magazines, broadsheets and supplements.
Author of… Tarantino (Applause Books, 1995); Back Home: England And The 1970 World Cup (Orion, 2001), which The Times called “Truly outstanding”; Dead Reckoning: The Dunedin Star Disaster (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2005), nominated for the Mountbatten Maritime Prize; and No Ordinary Killing (Canelo, 2018), a Kindle Historical Fiction bestseller in the UK, US, Canada and Australia. His latest, The Cold North Sea, continues the adventures of Captain Ingo Finch of the Royal Army Medical Corps.
Nominated for the Mountbatten Maritime Prize (part of the Desmond Western Media Award) for Dead Reckoning (2005). Winner, by association, of national press awards for Empire Magazine and Sunday Times Culture.