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Michael Ridpath

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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.


Just put my 7th financial thriller up on Kindle, The Predator. Only one more to go (Final Venture).

The novel about how trainee bankers become fully fledged investment bankers and how that can warp their characters.

Did you know that the psychometric test used by the investment bank Salomon Brothers to select successful investment bankers was very similar for that used to diagnose psychopaths? Be... Read more of this blog post »
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Where the Shadows Lie (Fire...
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 763 ratings — published 2009 — 21 editions
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Meltwater (Fire & Ice, #3)
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 156 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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Free to Trade
3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 185 ratings — published 1994 — 19 editions
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Far North
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 310 ratings — published 2011 — 17 editions
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Trading Reality
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 136 ratings — published 1996 — 12 editions
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The Marketmaker
3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 123 ratings — published 1998 — 11 editions
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Edge of Nowhere (Fire and I...
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Final Venture
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Fatal Error
3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 72 ratings — published 2003 — 10 editions
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Traitor's Gate
3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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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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