The Crime Writers' Association

John Harkin

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John Harkin was born and raised in Glasgow where he still resides with his wife. They have an adult son.

He’s a former shipbuilder, police officer and business consultant.

As a former police commander and hostage negotiator, his debut novel draws upon his police experience. Serving in uniform, CID, and firearms teams, and with experience of policing armed sieges and major incidents, John can tap into a rich seam of material for writing crime fiction.

Away from writing, his other passions are reading, music and football. He is a season ticket holder at Celtic FC.

His debut crime thriller novel will be published by Bloodhound Books on 17 January 2022.


Books by John Harkin

  • The Fear of Falling