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William Shaw

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I'm a crime writer and write the Breen & Tozer series set in London in 1968-9 and the Alex Cupidi series set in Dungeness, Kent.

In 2016, I published a standalone called The Birdwatcher . That comes out in the US in 2017. After that, I'm picking up the Breen and Tozer series again with a new one called Sympathy for the Devil

The non-fiction books I wrote include Westsiders , an account of several young would-be rappers struggling to establish themselves against a backdrop of poverty and violence in South Central Los Angeles, Superhero For Hire , a compilation and of the Small Ads columns I wrote for the Observer Magazine, and Spying In Guru Land , in which I joined several British religious cults to write about them.

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Feb 2020: Deadland and more

Hi... had a great book tour with Jo Spain last week, dashing around Lincoln, Preston, Liverpool, Bolton, Gateshead and Durham.

This week sees the paperback publication of Deadland in the UK. Fingers crossed. And gearing up for putting out Grave's End in May.

Trying to pack in the book events this year so if you know of any, please let me know. Read more of this blog post »
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message 3: by Susan

Susan Good luck with the book release today!


William Shaw Has it? News to me! Can I get you a copy then, Susan?


message 1: by Susan

Susan I see a new book has appeared on NetGalley - very exciting!


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