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Bill James


(James Tucker)
Wales (1929 - )

aka David Craig, Judith Jones, James Tucker

Bill James is a former journalist who worked for the Western Mail and South Wales Echo, The Daily Mirror and the Sunday Times. He is the author of the Harpur and Iles crime series, which are published all over the world. Protection, the fourth in the series, was televised by BBC 1 as Harpur and Iles, starring Hywel Bennett. Hollywood is currently negotiating for Halo Parade, number three.

James lives in his native South Wales and divides his time between his home near Cardiff and a caravan on the Pembrokeshire coast. He also writes under the name David Craig, most recently a series set around Cardiff docks, where he grew up. The Warner Brothers film, The Squeeze, with Stacy Keach, Edward Fox and Carol White was adapted from the David Craig novel, Whose Little Girl Are You? He is married with four children. At present he is working on a sequel to Split, again featuring Simon Abelard. James is a part-time tutor in creative writing at the University of Wales, Cardiff.
 
Series
Roy Rickman (as by David Craig)
1. The Alias Man (1968)
2. The Message Ends (1969)
3. Contact Lost (1970)
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Bellecroix and Roath (as by David Craig)
1. Young Men May Die (1970)
2. A Walk at Night (1971)
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Brade and Jenkins (as by David Craig)
1. Forget it (1995)
2. The Tattooed Detective (1998)
3. Torch (1999)
4. Bay City (2000)
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Kerry Lake (as by Judith Jones)
1. Baby Talk (1998)
2. After Melissa (1999)
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Simon Abelard
1. Split (2001)
2. A Man's Enemies (2003)
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DC Sally Bithron (as by David Craig)
1. Hear Me Talking to You (2004)
2. Tip Top (2005)
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Novels
Up from the Grave (1971) (as by David Craig)
Double Take (1972) (as by David Craig)
Knifeman (1973) (as by David Craig)
     aka Bolthole
Whose Little Girl are You? (1974) (as by David Craig)
     aka The Squeeze
A Dead Liberty (1975) (as by David Craig)
The Albion Case (1975) (as by David Craig)
Faith, Hope and Death (1976) (as by David Craig)
Middleman (2002)
Between Lives (2003)
Double Jeopardy (2005)
Making Stuff Up (2006)
Letters from Carthage (2006)
Off-street Parking (2008)
Full of Money (2009)
World War Two Will Not Take Place (2011)
Noose (2013)
Snatched (2014)
The Principals (2016)
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Non fiction
Honourable Estates (1966) (as by James Tucker)
The Novels of Anthony Powell (1976) (as by James Tucker)
 
Awards
Dagger Awards Best Novel nominee (2006) : Wolves of Memory