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Nick Rippington

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Nick Rippington is an award-winning author of gangland and psychological thrillers.
The first novel in his Boxer Boys series Crossing the Whitewash received an honourable mention in the genre category in the Writer’s Digest 2016 self-published eBook awards. Judges describing it as “Evocative, unique, unfailingly precise and often humorous”.
The prequel Spark Out was released in July 2017 at the Books Go Social Dublin Writers’ Conference, winning a readers’ award from Chill With A Book and an IndieBrag Medallion. Readers felt it was “compelling” with an “unexpected twist”.
The final book in the trilogy Dying Seconds topped the Amazon Chart for Contemporary Urban Fiction giveaways with 350 downloads in two days. All three books are included in The Boxer Boys Collection, a digital box-set available on Amazon. It hit the top 20 in the Contemporary Urban Fiction category for paid-for titles.
Last year Nick released the psychological standalone thriller Rabette Run followed by a successful blog tour in April 2020. His latest book Bare Lies marks a return to the Boxer Boys series and was released on September 18, 2021.
A former Welsh sports editor of the News of the World, Nick is an assistant production editor on the Daily Star sports desk. He is married to Liz and has two daughters. He lives in London.

Other Awards

IndieBRAG nominee for Spark Out

Chill With a Book readers award and best cover design of the Year for Spark Out

Honorary mention in genre category of the 2016 Writers’ Digest self-published eBook awards for Crossing The Whitewash

Books by Nick Rippington

  • Crossing the Whitewash

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  • Spark Out

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  • Dying Seconds

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  • Bare Lies


  • Rabette Run

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  • Boxer Boys Collection Boxset