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William Ryan


aka W C Ryan

William Ryan is an Irish writer who has lived in London for a number of years. After leaving Ireland after university, he practised briefly as a barrister in London. In his spare time, he wrote on an occasional basis for television and film before deciding to take writing more seriously. He completed a Masters in Creative Writing at St Andrews University in 2005. William is married and lives in West London.

Genres: Historical Mystery, Historical
Captain Alexei Dimitrevich Korolev
   1. The Holy Thief (2010)
   2. The Bloody Meadow (2011)
     aka The Darkening Field
   3. The Twelfth Department (2013)
William Ryan recommends
The Song of the Stork (2017)
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"An elegantly crafted, beautifully written novel about love, survival and hope against all the odds."
Time to Win (2017)
(Goodwins, book 1)
Harry Brett
"A tour de force."
Sweet Little Lies (2017)
(Cat Kinsella, book 1)
Caz Frear
"The best debut I've read in a very long time."
The Deaths of December (2017)
Susi Holliday
"A book full of chills and thrills for under the Christmas tree."
Motherland (2017)
(Natalya Ivanova, book 1)
G D Abson
"Gripping, authentic and fast-paced-this is a fine thriller that will delight fans of Martin Cruz Smith."
The Ice Swimmer (2018)
(Oslo Detectives, book 3)
Kjell Ola Dahl
"Kjell Ola Dahl's novels are superb. If you haven't read one yet, you need to-right now."
Seventeen (2018)
Hideo Yokoyama
"Seventeen is a brilliant novel on any level - it's a gripping page turner, while remaining moving and complex. It's a deeply satisfying read and it will be a while before I read anything as good."
Beton Rouge (2018)
(Chastity Riley, book 2)
Simone Buchholz
"If Philip Marlowe and Bernie Gunther had a love child, it might just explain chastity Riley-Simon Bucholz's tough, acerbic, utterly engaging central character."
Liberation Square (2019)
Gareth Rubin
"A gripping murder mystery set in an alternative 1950s Britain. Rubin's London, split between American and Soviet zones after a disastrous World War Two, is vividly realised and his story is elegantly constructed. One not to miss."
Dead Flowers (2019)
(Dr Sian Love Mystery)
Nicola Monaghan
"A splendid, and gripping crime novel."

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