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Jay Stringer

UK flag (b.1980)

ay Stringer was born in Walsall, West Midlands. He would like everyone to know hes not dead yet. He is a Hi-Tech Low-Life, who currently lives in Glasgow.

He has worked in the usual variety of jobs that leads to becoming a writer, including spells as a Zoo Keeper, Bookseller and Call Centre Lackey.

His work is a mixture of urban crime, mystery and social fiction, for which he coined the phrase social pulp fiction.

In another life he may have been a journalist, but people tell you more secrets if you talk to them as a crime writer.

Jay is dyslexic, and comes to the printed word as a second language. One day he hopes to master it. But he also likes to call himself Chief and El Jefe, so make of that what you will.

His first novel, Old Gold, was released by Thomas & mercer in 2012, and the follow-up, Runaway Town, was released in 2013. The third book in the Eoin Miller trilogy, Lost City, will be released January 2014, and Jay is currently working on his next project.

You can catch him on Twitter.

Genres: Thriller, Mystery
Anthologies edited
Anthony Awards Best Paperback original nominee (2017) : How To Kill Friends And Implicate People
McIlvanney Prize Best Novel nominee (2017) : How To Kill Friends And Implicate People

Jay Stringer recommends
Koreatown Blues (2016)
Mark Rogers
"Mark Rogers delivers a genuinely fresh take on a modern crime novel. It’s fast and witty, with an eye for character and pacing that reads like early Charlie Huston."
The Tempus Project (2020)
(Brigitte Sharp, book 2)
Antony Johnston
"The perfect spy thriller for our time, with none of the baggage of bond"

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