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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 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.…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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A Leeds Manifesto

With the UK publication of The Hocus Girl just two weeks away, I’ve been thinking about the reasons I write.


Consider this my Leeds manifesto. It’s what I do, and  why I do it.


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One thing about Sandford: he always satisfies. Whether it's with Davenport or Virgil Flowers, he balances the wit and the violence, the tension and release, just perfectly. Davenport keeps growing as a character, now settled in with the Marshals. Fro ...more
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I'd heard so many glowing things about this book that I approached it with trepidation. But it's soon apparent that the writer is young, a little older than her characters. Their opinions and the way they live is in black and white, with few shades o ...more
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The Slough House series are simply the best contemporary spy novels. Razor-shap, filled with the unexpected, plenty of mordant humour, and the knowledge that all the good guy's dont always come back.
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I love Donna Leon;s books. Not only for the characters, Brunetti and his family and all connected with the police, but also for the way she brings Venice utterly to life. I've been impressed, too, with the way the series have delved more and more wit ...more
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Dhand brings Bradford startlingly to life is a superior thriller largely set in the city's Asian community. Yes, in many ways it's over the top, but the reader is so tightly pulled in to the story that you're happy to suspend your disbelief. In that ...more
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