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Chris Nickson

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I'm a novelist and music journalist, the author of many books set between the 1730s and 1950s in Leeds, as well as others in medieval Chesterfield and 1980s Seattle.

Above all, though, its Leeds I love, the people, the sense of the place changing with time. Yes, I write mysteries, but ultmiateoly they're books about people and their relationships, and the crime becomes a moral framework for the story.
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Chris Nickson There's another Simon Westow book that will appear next year, and Jane features prominently in that, growing and changing. So I guess yes is the answe…moreThere's another Simon Westow book that will appear next year, and Jane features prominently in that, growing and changing. So I guess yes is the answer to your first question. As to the second, given the way society was back then, I don't think she'd be able to do this work along. She and Simon both contribute things that make the whole greatyer than the sum of its parts. I love her - and she terrifies me - but I don't think she can carry a book alone.(less)
Chris Nickson I'm currently revising what will be the seventh Tom Harper novel. This summer The Dead On Leave will appear, a standalone set in Leeds in the 1930s. T…moreI'm currently revising what will be the seventh Tom Harper novel. This summer The Dead On Leave will appear, a standalone set in Leeds in the 1930s. The end of September will see The Hanging Psalm, the first in (I hope) a new series, talking place in the 1820s and featuring Simon Westow, a Leeds thief-taker and his his enigmatic and deadly young assistant, Jane.(less)
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Richard Nottingham…For Christmas

As we all know, that time is coming in a few weeks. Not my favourite season, but it’s going to happen regardless.

However, it does mean presents and books make great gifts. So please forgive a few weeks of shameless self-promotion ahead…

For the last few years I’ve focused to the Tom Harper and Simon Westow books – I’m working on the sixth book with Simon and Jane, and the big news is that my publis

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