Joe Kanon’s novels include Leaving Berlin
and The Good German
, filmed with George Clooney and Cate Blanchett. His latest, The Defectors
, is set in Moscow at the height of the Cold War.
Antonia Hodgson traipsed in the footsteps of the Brontes across Haworth Moor as a teen, foreseeing her destiny as an author inspired by Yorkshire’s wild landscapes and heritage. A Death in Fountains Abbey is her third novel featuring her hero, Thomas Hawkins, in the year 1728. The fourth is out this year.
In his first adult novel, Mad Blood Stirring, Simon Mayo is inspired by the true story of a group of American sailors imprisoned in Dartmoor in 1815. The story is so extraordinary that film rights were snapped up on the basis of just a four-page synopsis.
Conspiracy is the fifth in S. J. Parris’ bestselling series featuring the 16th century heretic philosopher
and spy Giordano Bruno.
Triple winner of the CWA Historical Dagger Andrew Taylor keeps their feet in the here and now as chair. His latest, The Fire Court – is a sequel to The Ashes of London.