Graham Hurley




Clare O...
3,397 books | 186 friends

Natalie
590 books | 59 friends

Gaynor ...
1,067 books | 854 friends

Alexei ...
141 books | 839 friends

J
J
117 books | 72 friends



Graham is following 1 person

Graham Hurley

Goodreads Author


born
in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, The United Kingdom
gender
male

website

genre

influences
John Le Carre, Graham Greene, Len Deighton, Alan Furst, Fred Vargas, R ...more

member since
May 2012


About this author

Graham Hurley was born November, 1946 in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. His seaside childhood was punctuated by football, swimming, afternoons on the dodgems, run-ins with the police, multiple raids on the local library - plus near-total immersion in English post-war movies.

Directed and produced documentaries for ITV through two decades, winning a number of national and international awards. Launched a writing career on the back of a six-part drama commission for ITV: "Rules of Engagement". Left TV and became full time writer in 1991.

Authored nine stand-alone thrillers plus "Airshow", a fly-on-the-wall novel-length piece of reportage, before accepting Orion invitation to become a crime writer. Drew gleefully on home-town Portsmouth (“Pompey”) as th
...more


Just returned from Israel and the West Bank. Extraordinary trip. The last time I went was 48 years ago but even at 19 I was older than the fledgeling Israeli state. It was the end of my first year at Cambridge and the long summer vacation yawned ahead. I was as skint as every other student I knew but I badly wanted to put serious distance between myself and the UK and spotted an appeal for frui... Read more of this blog post »
 •  flag
0 comments
like  • 
Published on June 18, 2014 06:06 • 41 views • Tags: news
Average rating: 3.77 · 1,799 ratings · 255 reviews · 32 distinct works · Similar authors
Turnstone (DI Joe Faraday, #1)
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 254 ratings — published 2000 — 13 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
One Under
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 164 ratings — published 2006 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Angels Passing (DI Joe Fara...
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 159 ratings — published 2002 — 12 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Take (DI Joe Faraday, #2)
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 166 ratings — published 2001 — 12 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Blood and Honey (DI Joe Far...
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 142 ratings — published 2006 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Deadlight (DI Joe Faraday, #4)
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 128 ratings — published 2003 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Cut to Black (DI Joe Farada...
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 123 ratings — published 2004 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
No Lovelier Death (DI Joe F...
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 119 ratings — published 2009 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Price of Darkness (DI J...
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 114 ratings — published 2008 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Beyond Reach (DI Joe Farada...
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 104 ratings — published 2010 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Graham Hurley…
Turnstone The Take Angels Passing Deadlight Cut to Black Blood and Honey One Under
DI Joe Faraday (12 books)
by
3.7911001236093944 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 1,618 ratings

Western Approaches Touching Distance Sins of the Father
DS Jimmy Suttle (3 books)
by
3.7777777777777777 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 117 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Graham's Recent Updates

Graham Hurley wrote a new blog post
Just returned from Israel and the West Bank. Extraordinary trip. The last time I went was 48 years ago but even at 19 I was older than the fledgeli... Read more of this blog post »
Graham Hurley made a comment on Remembrance
" Ianr wrote: "You have me hooked, I'll be waiting for this to hit the audiobooks to listen to on my commute from Essex to Canary Wharf.

I'm curious - is
...more"
Graham Hurley said "yes" to attending Booksigning
135794
date: November 28, 2013 03:00PM
location: Waterstones, Shopping Centre, Fareham, The United Kingdom
description: Book signing for "Touching Distance" and backlist.
Graham Hurley is now following Mary Ellen's reviews
5887896
Graham Hurley wants to read
Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough
Rate this book
Clear rating
John Adams by David McCullough
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Graham's books…
“... It's just so' - she frowned, hunting for the right word - 'relentless. You think you're getting on top of it. You scoop up a few villains, get a result or two, make a night of it in the bar, then next morning you wake up and start all over again. It never bloody stops...
She described the pressures from headquarters, and from her own divisional Superintendent. The never-ending demands to beat performance target after performance target. The blizzards of paperwork. The fact that no one really knew what their political masters were after. They claimed to have priorities, lots of priorities, but in the end you got to realise there were so many that absolutely nothing got to the top of the heap. When it came to working out what politicians wanted, really wanted, she'd finally sussed the truth: that they were all equally clueless.
pg 157”
Graham Hurley, The Take

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The Next Best Boo...: Opening Paragraphs 352 1144 Feb 15, 2010 06:12PM  
Pick-a-Shelf: Authors that read like 15 111 Feb 07, 2011 10:37AM  
The Book Addicts!: Titch's 2011 Personal Reading 8 37 May 03, 2011 07:49AM  
75 Books: Titch's 2011 Personal Reading 62 39 Dec 11, 2011 02:18PM  
The History Book ...: MIKE GABOR'S 50 BOOKS READ IN 2013 326 374 Jan 02, 2014 09:56AM  
Mysteries & C...: Book Cover Alert 592 479 Sep 28, 2014 06:20AM  
Goodreads Reviewe...: Mystery 66 102 Dec 22, 2014 07:58PM  
Cozy Mysteries : Title and Author Game, Round 2 6084 588 18 hours, 47 min ago  



No comments have been added yet.