Robert Wilson

Carol S...
804 books | 36 friends

Lesa Neace
21,553 books | 355 friends

Shana M...
40,993 books | 364 friends

Carrie
779 books | 45 friends

Jill Ma...
1,928 books | 669 friends

Jennifer
29,222 books | 1,711 friends

Anyah
620 books | 219 friends

Lee
Lee
70,361 books | 127 friends

More friends…

Robert Wilson

Goodreads Author


Born
in Stamford, The United Kingdom
Website

Twitter

Genre

Influences
Raymond Chandler and Elmore Leonard

Member Since
July 2012

URL


Robert Wilson has written thirteen novels including the Bruce Medway noir series set in West Africa and two Lisbon books with WW2 settings the first of which, A Small Death in Lisbon, won the CWA Gold Dagger in 1999 and the International Deutsche Krimi prize in 2003. He has written four psychological crime novels set in Seville, with his Spanish detective, Javier Falcón. Two of these books (The Blind Man of Seville and The Silent and the Damned) were filmed and broadcast on Sky Atlantic as ‘Falcón’ in 2012. A film of the fourth Falcón book was released in Spain in 2014 under the title La Ignorancia de la Sangre. Capital Punishment, the first novel in his latest series of pure thrillers set in London and featuring kidnap consultant, Charles ...more

To ask Robert Wilson questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Robert Wilson Hello Warren, Sorry to hear about your health and I hope you've been steadily improving since the chemo and radiation. I know how tough that treatment…moreHello Warren, Sorry to hear about your health and I hope you've been steadily improving since the chemo and radiation. I know how tough that treatment is having seen Jane and others on her ward go through it. So well done for toughing it out. I'm glad my books helped to divert you through those sleepless hours. I recently had an email from someone who had been in jail for three years telling me how much he'd enjoyed the Falcon books with their Spanish heat and atmosphere. We writers forget that books are read in all sorts of different locations and under very different circumstances and in each case offer a different experience. Thank you for your condolences. I would love to be able to tell you that the next Boxer book (No. 4) is due any moment but both my UK and US publishers have decided not to go ahead so unless you speak German or Norwegian you might have a long wait. I'm sorry, but the numbers just didn't stack up. Clearly Boxer didn't 'speak' to enough people. I am currently working on another book set in London, Paris and Lisbon in WW2. All the very best, Rob(less)
Robert Wilson I'm sorry, Rick, but I have no idea. That was something that the producer introduced. It is supposed to be some sort of drug, obviously, but whether…moreI'm sorry, Rick, but I have no idea. That was something that the producer introduced. It is supposed to be some sort of drug, obviously, but whether it's an upper or a downer I don't know and it's not clear from his behaviour what state it induces. My version of Javier Falcon would never have taken drugs. The drug-taking was the producer's 'shorthand' for 'psychological difficulties'. I hope this doesn't spoil your enjoyment of the books. All the very best, Rob.(less)
Average rating: 3.88 · 12,430 ratings · 1,080 reviews · 39 distinct worksSimilar authors
A Small Death in Lisbon

3.89 avg rating — 4,319 ratings — published 1999 — 42 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Blind Man of Seville (J...

3.93 avg rating — 2,108 ratings — published 2003 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Company of Strangers

3.78 avg rating — 1,012 ratings — published 2001 — 22 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Hidden Assassins (Javie...

3.91 avg rating — 867 ratings — published 2006 — 23 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Vanished Hands (Javier ...

3.95 avg rating — 1,005 ratings — published 2005 — 34 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Ignorance of Blood (Jav...

4.03 avg rating — 752 ratings — published 2009 — 23 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Capital Punishment (Charles...

3.59 avg rating — 616 ratings — published 2011 — 28 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Instruments of Darkness (Br...

by
3.70 avg rating — 383 ratings — published 1995 — 12 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
You Will Never Find Me (Cha...

3.89 avg rating — 426 ratings — published 2014 — 17 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Darkening Stain (Bruce Me...

by
3.96 avg rating — 218 ratings — published 1997 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Robert Wilson…

Top Ten Crime Fiction

The Friends of Eddie Coyle by George V Higgins
Stick by Elmore Leonard
The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson
The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy
Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carré
The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth Read more of this blog post »
14 likes ·   •  5 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on April 22, 2015 06:51 Tags: top-crime-fiction
The Blind Man of Seville The Vanished Hands The Hidden Assassins The Ignorance of Blood
(4 books)
by
3.95 avg rating — 4,731 ratings

Capital Punishment You Will Never Find Me Stealing People Wer Lügen sät
(4 books)
by
3.71 avg rating — 1,318 ratings

Instruments of Darkness The Big Killing Blood Is Dirt A Darkening Stain
(4 books)
by
3.80 avg rating — 1,029 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Robert’s Recent Updates

Robert is now friends with Janneken Øverland
Robert liked that Joy recommended Hebrides to Robert
Hebrides by Peter  May
Hebrides
by Peter May (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Robert made a comment on his status
" What are you posting, Tony? Best Rob "
" Thanks, Caroll. That's great to hear. And thank you, too, for recommending my books. And brilliant to find someone with such eclectic tastes. Bon voya ...more "
You Will Never Find Me by Robert Wilson
"Great book. Believable characters vividly portrayed. An unexpected turn or two but not contrived. Other books it feels artificial-the author is just jerking me around. Here it is an integral part of the story totally natural. Want to read any subs..." Read more of this review »
You Will Never Find Me by Robert Wilson
"You Will Never Find Me – Charles Boxer # 2 – by Robert Wilson is a 2015 Europa publication. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This is the first book I have read by this author so I had no idea what to expect when..." Read more of this review »
Robert made a comment on Top Ten Crime Fiction
" Thanks, Gerard, and interesting that you chose that book rather than the more popular A Small Death in Lisbon. "
Robert is now following
8333887
Robert rated a book really liked it
Do No Harm by Henry Marsh
Rate this book
Clear rating
Do No Harm by Henry Marsh.

This book is a series of case histories written by the neurosurgeon Henry Marsh. In these stories we are given extraordinary insight not only into the world of brain surgery but also the modern NHS, the frighteningly backwar
...more
More of Robert's books…
“Loss is like a shrapnel wound, I said, where the piece of metal's got stuck in a place where the surgeons daren't go, so they decide to leave it. It is painful at first, horribly painful, so that you wonder you can live with it. But then the body grows around it, until it doesn't hurt anymore. Not like it used to be. But every now and again there are these twinges when you are not ready for them, and you realize it is still there, and it's always going to be there. It is a part of you. A still, hard point inside.”
Robert Wilson, A Small Death in Lisbon

“They crossed the Mondego and Dao rivers to Viseu and headed south to Coimbra and Leiria.”
Robert Wilson, A Small Death in Lisbon

“The chinese character for "strife" is represented by two women under the same roof.”
Robert Wilson, A Small Death in Lisbon

Polls

More...

Topics Mentioning This Author




Comments (showing 1-2)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

Robert Zoë wrote: "Hi Robert. Thanks for Friending me. How are you enjoying MIDNIGHT IN PEKING?"
I'm enjoying the accurate and restrained prose with which he builds this wonderful vision of old Peking. I was going to write a China novel myself, but was warned off by my agent. I did a lot of research before that happened and it's interesting to see how Paul French uses his decades of knowledge to tell his story. I met him in Shanghai on a research trip and he took me and my wife to some guerrilla restaurant run by a Tiananmen Square protester who was on the run. It was the best meal we had in China. Plates piled high with chillies. We were smoking by the end of it.


message 1: by Zoë

Zoë Sharp Hi Robert. Thanks for Friending me. How are you enjoying MIDNIGHT IN PEKING?


back to top