The Crime Writers' Association

Sam Hurcom

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Sam Hurcom was born in Dinas Powys, South Wales in 1991. He studied Philosophy at Cardiff University, attaining both an undergraduate and master’s degree. He has since had several short stories published, and has written and illustrated a number of children’s books. Sam currently lives in the village he was raised in, close to the woodlands that have always inspired his writing.

Sam’s debut novel, A Shadow on the Lens (Orion, 2019) was nominated for Capital Crime’s Debut Novel of the Year award, and received praise from The Guardian and The Times. The sequel, Letters from the Dead (Orion) was released in November 2020.

Books by Sam Hurcom

  • A Shadow on the Lens

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  • Letters from the Dead

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