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Craig Russell

Scotland (b.1956)

aka Christopher Galt

Craig Russell is a British-born novelist and short story writer. His Hamburg-set thriller series featuring detective Jan Fabel has been translated into 23 languages. Russell speaks fluent German and has a special interest in post-war German history. His books, particularly the Fabel series, tend to include historical or mythological themes.

Genres: Mystery, Historical Mystery

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Dagger Awards Best Novel nominee (2007) : Brother Grimm
McIlvanney Prize Best Novel winner (2015) : The Ghosts of Altona
McIlvanney Prize Best Novel nominee (2017) : The Quiet Death of Thomas Quaid

Craig Russell recommends
The Janus Run (2018)
Douglas Skelton
"Skelton really delivers with The Janus Run : the pace is relentless, the sense of place authentic, a story that draws you in and won't let go till the final page."
Black Reef (2018)
(Angus McKinnon, book 3)
Nick Elliott
"Fast-paced and intelligent...thriller writing of the highest calibre."
Launch Code (2019)
Michael Ridpath
"Deadly state secrets and deadlier family secrets - perfectly crafted, scrupulously researched Launch Code weaves an ingeniously dark and tangled web that will keep you gripped and guessing to the very end. Ridpath is one of the best thriller writers around."
The Medici Murders (2022)
(Venetian Mystery, book 1)
David Hewson
"Hewson writes with both power and grace, and is a master of her craft."
Violent Ends (2022)
(Connor Fraser, book 5)
Neil Broadfoot
"Energetic, breathlessly paceyand keeping you guessing till the end"

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