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William Shaw


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William Shaw is the author of several non-fiction books including Westsiders: Stories of the Boys in the Hood, about a year spent with the young men of South Central Los Angeles, and A Superhero For Hire, a compilation of columns in the Observer Magazine. A Song from Dead Lips is the first in a trilogy of crime fiction books set in London in 1968 1969. 

Starting out as assistant editor of the post-punk magazine ZigZag, he has been a journalist for The Observer, The New York Times, Wired, Arena and The Face and was Amazon UK Music Journalist of the Year in 2003.
 
Series
DS Breen and WPC Tozer
1. A Song from Dead Lips (2013)
     aka She's Leaving Home
2. A House of Knives (2014)
     aka The Kings of London
3. A Book of Scars (2015)
     aka A Song for the Brokenhearted
4. Sympathy for the Devil (2017)

 
Awards
Barry Awards Best First Novel nominee (2015) : A Song from Dead Lips



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