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Stephen Gallagher


UK flag (b.1954)

aka Stephen Couper, John Lydecker

Stephen Gallagher is an English writer.Gallagher was born in Salford, Greater Manchester. He has written several novels and television scripts, including for the BBC television series Doctor Who.

Genres: Historical Mystery, Horror, Science Fiction
 
Novels
   Dying of Paradise (1978) (as by Stephen Couper)
     aka The Last Rose of Summer
   Saturn 3 (1980)
   Silver Dream Racer (1980) (as by John Lydecker)
   Chimera (1982)
   The Ice Belt (1983) (as by Stephen Couper)
   Follower (1984)
   Valley of Lights (1987)
   Oktober (1988)
   Down River (1989)
   Rain (1990)
   The Boat House (1991)
   Nightmare, With Angel (1992)
   Red, Red Robin (1995)
   White Bizango (2002)
   The Spirit Box (2005)
   The Painted Bride (2006)
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Collections
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Novellas
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Series contributed to
Doctor Who : Second Doctor (with Malcolm Hulke (as by John Lydecker) )
   The War Games (1979)
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Doctor Who : Fourth Doctor (as by John Lydecker)
   Warriors' Gate (1982)
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Doctor Who : Fifth Doctor (as by John Lydecker)
   Terminus (1983)
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Non fiction
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Anthologies containing stories by Stephen Gallagher
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Short stories
Old Red Shoes
The Sluice
Driving Force (part One) (1989)
Driving Force (part Two) (1989)
The Horn (1989)
Back of His Hand (1990)
DeVice (1990)
The Drain (1990)
Casey, Where He Lies (1991)
Dead Man's Handle (1991)
Magpie (1991)Bram Stoker (nominee)
The Visitors' Book (1991)
Fancy That! (1995)
God's Bright Little Engine (1995)
In Gethsemene (1995)
Not Here, Not Now (1995)
In There (1997)


Awards
Bram Stoker Best Novellette nominee (1992) : Magpie
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1995) : Red, Red Robin


Stephen Gallagher recommends
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The Ripper's Shadow (2017)
(Victorian Mystery , book 1)
Laura Joh Rowland
"Tense, pacy and compelling; Laura Joh Rowland commands empathy for the Ripper’s victims and sincere affections for her characters."
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Kin (2018)
(Helga Finnsdottir, book 1)
Snorri Kristjansson
"Praise Odin, it's a terrific mystery! With Viking family values and a sharp-witted heroine, Snorri Kristjansson delivers a first-rate chronicle of intrigue and murder."
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Felicity Carrol and the Perilous Pursuit (2019)
(Felicity Carrol Mystery, book 1)
Patricia Marcantonio
"A smart and likeable heroine, and a story that flies along at a cracking pace."

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