Before sacrificing his soul to dark forces in the Square Mile, Cityboy was a genuine left-wing hippy and political activist, complete with ponytail and hoop earrings. His dream of becoming a global traveller was cruelly dashed when his brother got him an interview at a French bank in the City, which would set him on the rocky road to destruction and despair.
Russell Andrews is a pseudonym for Peter Gethers, an American publisher, screenwriter and author of television shows, films, newspaper and magazine articles, and several books, including the bestseller The Cat Who Went to Paris, (UK: A Cat Called Norton) the first of the Norton the cat trilogy. He lives in New York City and Sag Harbor, New York.
Kelley Armstrong lives in rural Ontario, Canada, with her family and far too many pets. She is the author of the international bestselling Women of the Otherworld series, and many other highly acclaimed novels, including the Darkest Powers and Darkness Rising YA trilogies, and the Cainsville series.
Henri Girald was a French author who used the pseudonym Georges Arnaud. He was born in France, in Montpellier. He is the author of the novel The Wages of Fear.
Nevada Barr is an award-winning novelist and New York Times bestselling author. She began her career as an actress, during which time she became interested in the environmental movement and started working in the National Parks during the summers - Isle Royale in Michigan, Guadalupe Mountains in Texas, Mesa Verde in Colorado, and then on the Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi. Nevada Barr has written a series of mysteries featuring park ranger Anna Pigeon as well as numerous other books, short stories and articles. She currently resides in New Orleans.
Gregory Benford, as well as being author of more than a dozen critically acclaimed science fiction novels, is a professor of physics at the University of California at Irvine.
Amongst other titles, Raymond has written ten authorised James Bond works, including a non-fiction title that was nominated for an Edgar Allen Poe Award. Under a pseudonym, he is also the author of the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling books that continue Tom Clancy's line of political thrillers.
William Peter Blatty
William Peter Blatty, the writer of numerous novels and screenplays, is best known for his mega-bestselling novel THE EXORCIST. Blatty lives with his wife and a son in Maryland.
Nelson DeMille collaborated on MAYDAY with Thomas Block and the novel was first published under Block's name in 1979, becoming an international bestseller. Nelson DeMille has written eight other novels.
Kate Brady began writing fiction when her doctoral research became tedious. Now writing in the open, she continues to lead a double-life. Some days she is a choral conductor and professor of music education. Other days, she plays with imaginary people on her computer. She is currently at work on her next novel. Visit her at www.katebrady.net
Allison Brennan worked in the California State Legislature before leaving to concentrate on her family and writing. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America, Mystery Writers of America, and International Thriller Writers. Visit her at www.allisonbrennan.com
Chris Brookmyre was a journalist before becoming a full-time novelist with the publication of his award-winning debut QUITE UGLY ONE MORNING, which established him as one of Britain's leading crime authors. His Jack Parlabane novels have sold more than one million copies in the UK alone.
Dale Brown is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers, starting with Flight of the Old Dog in 1987. A former U.S. Air Force captain, he often flies his own plane over the skies of the United States.
Jack du Brul
Jack du Brul is the author of the Philip Mercer series [Vulcan's Forge, Charon's Landing, The Medusa Stone, Pandora's Curse, River of Ruin, Deep Fire Rising,and Havoc] and the coauthor with Clive Cussler of six Oregon Files novels [Dark Watch, Skeleton Coast, Plague Ship, Corsair,The Silent Sea, and The Jungle]. He lives in Vermont.
Caleb Carr is a military historian and a bestselling novelist, contributing editor to MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History and contributor to the World Policy Journal.
J. L. Carrell
J L Carrell has a PhD in English and American literature from Harvard and has taught the History and Literature programme at the prestigious university - as well as directing Shakespeare for Harvard's Hyperion Theatre Company.
Tania Carver is the pseudonym for the husband-and-wife writing team of Martyn and Linda Waites, who were shortlisted for the 2010 Theakston's Prize for their debut The Surrogate.
LINCOLN CHILD is the New York Times bestselling author of Terminal Freeze, Deep Storm, and Utopia, as well as co-author with Douglas Preston of numerous international bestsellers in their Pendergast and Gideon Crew series.
Roy Clews was a Royal Marines Commando, Spanish Foreign Legionnaire, paratrooper, merchant seaman, actor and stuntman before turning to writing. He is published in both the UK and America and also writes under the pseudonym Sara Fraser. He lives in Wales.
Martina Cole was born and brought up in Essex. She is the bestselling author of thirteen novels set in London's gangland, and her most recent three paperbacks, as well as her latest hardback, have gone straight to No. 1 in the Sunday Times on first publication. Total sales of Martina's novels stand at eight million copies.