The Crime Writers' Association

Jem Tugwell

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I am a crime fiction author with a Crime Writing MA from City University.

PROXIMITY was my thrilling debut novel, inspired by the fascinating possibilities of technology, AI and the law of unintended consequences published on 6 June 2019.

NO SIGNAL, book two in the iMe series, is published on 4 June 2020 and asks: Can a game change the world?

In a past life, I had a successful career in investment management, and now live in Surrey with my wife. I have two great children and dog. Outside of my family and writing, my loves are snowboarding, old cars and bikes.

’A vision of the future that both chills and entertains.’ Jake Kerridge (Sunday Express Magazine)

‘Tugwell brings to life his exhilarating and provocative debut crime thriller with a twist.’ The Malestrom, 4 of the Best Beach Reads: Summer 2019

‘An ingenious and highly plausible look at crime in a future with 100% surveillance’ Claire McGowan, Best selling author

Very topical, terrifying, perfect concept for a crime novel’ Stav Sherez, Award winning author

Darkly twisted crime novel in a future that seems to grow closer every day. Fantastically imaginative and gripping.’ Angela Clarke, Sunday Times bestselling author

5* Review ’The writing hurtles along like a runaway train and you can barely pause for breath. What renders it original and ingenious is the background of embedded technology called ‘iMe’ (how perfect is that?!) It’s a crime thriller and it is very thrilling.’ Gill Chedgey (NB Magazine)

Other Awards

The People’s Book Prize Finalist 2019-2020

Books by Jem Tugwell

  • PROXIMITY

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  • NO SIGNAL

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