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Michael Ridpath

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in Devon, The United Kingdom



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April 2012

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Before becoming a writer, I used to work in the City of London as a bond trader. I have written eight thrillers set in the worlds of business and finance, but I am now trying my hand at something different. Where The Shadows Lie, the first in a series featuring an Icelandic detective named Magnus Jonson, was published in 2010. The third book in the series, Meltwater, is out in the UK this summer. My books have been translated into over 30 languages (including Icelandic).

I was born in Devon, brought up in North Yorkshire and read history at Oxford University. I now live in North London with my American wife and three children. I am a former vice chair of the Crime Writers' Association.

Trading Reality

I’m glad to say that Trading Reality, my second financial thriller, is now out on Kindle at 99p. It’s about a guy called Mark Fairfax, a bond trader whose brother Richard runs a virtual reality company in Fife. Richard is murdered, and Mark finds himself trying to figure out what happened while at the same time holding his brother’s high-tech venture together.

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Where the Shadows Lie
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 701 ratings — published 2009 — 21 editions
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 143 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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Free to Trade
3.42 of 5 stars 3.42 avg rating — 176 ratings — published 1994 — 19 editions
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Far North
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 275 ratings — published 2011 — 12 editions
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Trading Reality
3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 126 ratings — published 1996 — 12 editions
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The Marketmaker
3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 115 ratings — published 1998 — 11 editions
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Edge of Nowhere
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 74 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Final Venture
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 69 ratings — published 2000 — 10 editions
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Fatal Error
3.32 of 5 stars 3.32 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 2003 — 9 editions
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The Predator
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 2001 — 6 editions
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Edge of Nowhere (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: A 50 page novella featuring my Icelandic detective Magnus Jonson. Only available on Kindle.

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message 1: by Zoë

Zoë Sharp Hi Michael. Lovely to catch up with you here. I'm sorry we only seemed to pass in corridors at CrimeFest. Next time we must stop to chat!

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