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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)
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Sister (2020)
(Oslo Detectives, book 7)
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Launch Code (2019)
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