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David Wailing

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I was born in Nineteen Davidey-Dave (all the best people were born that year) and live in London. I write contemporary fiction, a blend of mystery, thriller and humour.

My most recent novel is Under, a horror/mystery set on the London Underground. Both it and Signal Failure - a prelude short story available for free - are the result of a long-held fascination with the London Underground and its history.

As a native Londoner I have travelled on the Tube thousands of times, but it always feels like inhabiting a slightly different world to the city on the surface. The facts and figures of the Underground are just as fascinating as its mysteries and shadowy corners, and I hope my book does justice to both aspects.

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David Wailing Thanks very much Dave, I'm really pleased you enjoyed them! I don't yet have a date for Auto 3 as I've been taking a break from the Auto Series, and…moreThanks very much Dave, I'm really pleased you enjoyed them! I don't yet have a date for Auto 3 as I've been taking a break from the Auto Series, and am working on a new book set in the London Underground. But I do hope to return to it in the future. I'll certainly announce Auto 3 when it comes.(less)
David Wailing Relationship Status was originally written as a one-off story for a Valentine's Day anthology, so part of the inspiration was writing something with a…moreRelationship Status was originally written as a one-off story for a Valentine's Day anthology, so part of the inspiration was writing something with a romantic theme. At that time in 2012, most people I knew were using Facebook to announce or discuss their personal lives, so I wondered what it would be like if the future equivalent of Facebook started deciding your relationship status for you. It seemed to me that people would believe anything social media told them, even if it wasn't true - something that's still the case!(less)
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Under, my latest novel, is now available as a paperback edition from Amazon!

This is the first time in many years that I have produced a hard copy of one of my books. As much as I adore eBooks, there is definitely something satisfying about being able to physically hold a copy of your own work! I feel that this particular story lends itself well to the old-fashioned ways of ink and paper, consi...

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" Under by David Wailing My rating: 5 of 5 stars I read the prequel to "Under" a while ago (Signal Failure) and really enjoyed it, so I was looking forward to reading this book. "Under" is a brilliant book. I don't know whether it's because I'm ..." Read more of this blog post »
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"As usual, Wailing has some good tricks up his sleeve. I found this one a bit slow in places (maybe because so much of it is told through letters) but it picked up steam as it went, and there were some genuinely creepy/scary bits and scenes that ha..." Read more of this review »
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I found this book to be a real page-turner. Very well written and exciting - giving lots of "What's going to happen next?" feelings. The author clearly knows lots about the transport history of London, which gives the novel credibility. I tho..." Read more of this review »
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"A really entertaining story that uses the London Underground as its backdrop. But it's not just the underground we know that stars here, it's the underground we don't know. The part that exists under.

I loved the historical references! The whole N..." Read more of this review »
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If you’ve ever had to introduce your parents to your other half’s parents, this story will have you laughing and cringing with sympathy!

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