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Stav Sherez

UK flag (b.1970)

Stav Sherez is a British novelist whose first novel, The Devil's Playground, was published in 2004 by Penguin Books and was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey Dagger. Sherez grew up in London and attended Latymer Upper School and the University of Leeds. Sherez's second novel, The Black Monastery, was published by Faber & Faber in April 2009. From 1999 to 2004 he was a main contributor to the music magazine Comes with a Smile. From December 2006 he has been literary editor of the Catholic Herald.

Genres: Mystery
Non fiction
Barry Awards Best Paperback original nominee (2015) : Eleven Days

Stav Sherez recommends
The Lost (2013)
(Paula Maguire, book 1)
Claire McGowan
"A terrifically assured and pulse-pounding novel; dark, sad, lyrical, and full of superb twists."
Long Way Home (2014)
(Zigic & Ferreira, book 1)
Eva Dolan
"Beautifully written and imagined, Dolan renders a previously hidden world alive with compelling detail. Original and gripping, compassionate and salutary, you won't want to stop reading until the final page."
Time to Win (2017)
(Goodwins, book 1)
Harry Brett
"Time to Win redraws the landscape of British noir."
The Hidden Room (2017)
Stella Duffy
"Wonderfully gothic and sinuous, Duffy's The Hidden Room is a top-notch psychological thriller filled with crazed cults, strange occurrences and creepiness galore. A superbly original, highly tense and often moving crime novel."
Fear (2017)
Dirk Kurbjuweit
"Grips you from the get-go."
City Without Stars (2018)
Tim Baker
"One of those books that just won't let you go - not when you're reading it and not for a long time afterwards. An exhilarating and kaleidoscopic novel that will also break your heart. Assured, trenchant and gripping, Baker has assumed his place among those crime writers you must read."
Gringa (2018)
(Sao Paulo Quartet, book 2)
Joe Thomas
"Fresh, gripping and incredibly assured. Joe Thomas will be a name to watch in crime fiction."
Liberation Square (2019)
Gareth Rubin
"Liberation Square is a superb and intelligent piece of alternate history. By turns gripping, terrifying and trenchant, it is a remarkably assured debut making Rubin's name one to watch out for in the crowded crime landscape."
Launch Code (2019)
Michael Ridpath
"Hugely enjoyable and thought-provoking, Launch Code brings to mind the classic thrillers of Alister Maclean and Jack Higgins. A well-crafted ingenious mystery, tightly plotted, compelling and contemporary, this could well be Michael Ridpath's best novel yet."

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