Gordon Bickerstaff

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I was born and raised in Glasgow but spent my student years in Edinburgh. I spent over 30 years as a university lecturer and 25 years as an Open University tutor before I retired to write fiction. I live with my wife in Scotland where corrupt academics, psychopaths, serial killers, mystery, murder, and intrigue exists mostly in my mind.

I write the Lambeth Group series of standalone crime/conspiracy/suspense thrillers. Inspired by the 1970s 'Doomwatch' TV series, they feature undercover investigators Zoe and Gavin who protect the country and the world from the worst nightmares that mankind can imagine.

I enjoy walking in the hills, 60s & 70s music, reading and travel.

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Interview with Zoe

Zoe Tampsin is a leading character in the Lambeth Group Series. 

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Find out more about her in this in this tongue-in-cheek interview for The Coffee Pot Book Club.

She reveals what she does to make her character, strong, determined, and memorable. 

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WWII spy mystery

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This is not the first Lambeth Group Thriller story that I have read. I broke my cherry reading Tabula Rasa back in December, 17 and subsequently read Tears of Fire both of which I have reviewed and blogged about.

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Superb cocktail of witches, vampires, monsters, romance, and danger!

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