Charles Palliser's picture

Charles Palliser

UK flag (b.1947)
Brother of Marcus Palliser

Charles Palliser (born 1947) is an American-born, British-based novelist, elder brother of the late author and freelance journalist Marcus Palliser.

In the 1970s and 1980s, he lectured in modern literature and creative writing at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and Rutgers University in New Jersey. During this time, he wrote two plays and, over a period of twelve years, his epic first novel The Quincunx.

Palliser has subsequently published three more novels.

Genres: Historical Mystery
Charles Palliser recommends
The Music of the Spheres (2001)
Elizabeth Redfern
"I found this novel unputdownable. The complex narrative is brilliantly handled to keep the reader guessing right to the end... fascinating..."
The Song of Achilles (2011)
Madeline Miller
"Many thanks for sending me Madeline Miller's The Song of Achilles. I found it a real page-turner. It's a gripping narrative and vividly told. The fighting is very well described and that's hard to pull off. It's also an interesting take on Homer and the author obviously knows the poem and the period. I'm sure it will be a huge success."
The Strangler Vine (2014)
(Blake and Avery, book 1)
M J Carter
"This is a gripping story of conspiracy and betrayal set in an early Victorian India that is rendered with complete conviction. And as a historian, the author offers a thought-provoking re-interpretation of the Thuggee story."

Visitors to this page also looked at these authors