The Crime Writers' Association

John Fullerton

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For a time during the Cold War John Fullerton worked as a ‘contract labourer’ for Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, also known as MI6, and this forms the basis of his latest novel, Spy Game, to be published in March 2021 by Burning Chair Publishing. As a Reuters correspondent and editor he has had postings in Hong Kong, Delhi, Beirut, Nicosia, Cairo and London – all told, living or working in 40 countries and covering a dozen wars. His novels include The Monkey House, A Hostile Place, Clap (JW Diaz), This Green Land, White Boys Don’t Cry and The Reticent Executioner. His first book was non-fiction, The Soviet Occupation of Afghanistan. He lives in Scotland.

Books by John Fullerton

  • The Monkey House


  • The Reticent Executioner


  • Spy Game