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John Lawton

UK flag (b.1949)

John Lawton's novels have been named Best Books of the Year by the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and New York Times Book Review. He lives in England and Italy.

Genres: Historical Mystery, Thriller, Mystery
Inspector Troy
In order of publication. see: chronological order
   1. Black Out (1994)
   2. Old Flames (1996)
   3. A Little White Death (1998)
   4. Riptide (2001)

     aka Bluffing Mr. Churchill

   5. Blue Rondo (2004)

     aka Flesh Wounds

   6. Second Violin (2007)
   7. A Lily of the Field (2010)
   8. Friends and Traitors (2017)
Joe Wilderness
   1. Then We Take Berlin (2013)
   2. The Unfortunate Englishman (2016)
   3. Hammer to Fall (2020)
   4. Moscow Exile (2023)
   Sweet Sunday (2002)
Novellas and Short Stories
Non fiction show
John Lawton recommends
The Starlings of Bucharest (2021)
(Moscow Wolves, book 2)
Sarah Armstrong
"An onviable talent for location and detail."
The Sandpit (2020)
Nicholas Shakespeare
"Nicholas Shakespeare gathers comparisons to the great and the good. He needs none. He is what he is - a very fine English novelist."
Dancing on the Grave (2018)
(CSI Grace McColl and DC Nick Weston, book 1)
Zoë Sharp
"I’m used to cool, hard killers—in fiction that is—but I don’t think I’ve ever come across a cool, hard killer as vulnerable as Edith Airey… Bisley-grade crack-shot she could drop you at half a mile…yet she’s seventeen, the only, lonely child of a dysfunctional family (otherwise known as having a slob for a father) in one of the wilder corners of a wild England. Now…read on…"

Books containing stories by John Lawton
Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 11 (2014)
(The Mammoth Book of ...)
edited by
Maxim Jakubowski
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 9 (2012)
(The Mammoth Book of ...)
edited by
Maxim Jakubowski

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Award nominations
2024 Barry Award for Best Thriller (nominee) : Moscow Exile

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