The Crime Writers' Association

Neil Richards

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Neil Richards was lured into a life of crime-writing in 2013 by his NYC-based co-writer Matt Costello.

Until then he had worked in TV series, single dramas, children’s animation, film, games, web, radio, interactive as a producer, story editor, story executive, development executive and writer.

Portfolio career is the polite word for that lot. Mortgage and two kids to get through university, is a more accurate description.

Crime writing seems to have turned out quite well. Back in 2014 he and Matt pitched a novella crime series called Cherringham to Bastei Luebbe in Cologne. Bastei liked it. They’ve now written 38 novellas, 6 more commissioned. Oh and two novels. All also turned into audio-books read by the wonderful Neil Dudgeon.

Now they’re half-way through a new series of 9 novellas – Mydworth Mysteries – for Bastei and Red Dog Press. Audiobooks on the way 2020 read by Nat Parker.

Other Awards

Somewhere along the line, 4 BAFTA nominations, a WGGB nomination, and one or two other long-forgotten nominations. A win would be nice.

Books by Neil Richards

  • Cherringham - books 1-36


  • Mydworth Mysteries Book 3 London Calling