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I write crime thrillers, and have done since 1996, about the same time I became a CSI here in Yorkshire. All of my books are set in or around our biggest city of Leeds. Sometimes I go wandering into the countryside and drag its beauty screaming into the pages of one of my books where it collides with the ugliness of death.

I don’t write formulaic crime fiction; each one is hand-crafted and home-grown to give you a unique flavour of what CSIs encounter in real life. Every book is rich with forensic insight but that insight never drowns the story; it’s there to enhance your enjoyment only.

My thrillers live inside the police domain; they have detectives and uniformed officers, but they’re predominantly about CSIs (or SOCOs as we used to be known). Come and live with them as they go about their sometimes unenviable tasks, and listen to the language they speak, see the things they see, and experience the emotions they feel.

So pull on your nitrile gloves and your face mask, get comfy, and read on.

Ebooks and paperbacks are available from Amazon, and ebooks only from Apple (iBooks), Barnes & Noble (Nook), and Kobo.

12 thoughts on “Home”

  1. Hey Andrew,
    I just finished “A Long Time Dead”. I enjoyed it very much, was really surprised at the end, did not expect that ending. I also left a comment on Amazon.
    Thanks much!!!
    Barb

    1. Hi Barb,
      It’s great to see you over here – thank you for popping in.
      I’m delighted by your review, and very pleased you didn’t see that ending coming. A Long Time Dead is 20 years old; it was the first crime book I ever wrote. I might have to devise a birthday present for the ‘old gal’ soon.
      Don’t be a stranger, pop on here agian soon.
      Take care,
      Andy

  2. Hi Andrew,
    Just downloaded Ledston Luck from Amazon and looking forward to reading it as I only live a short walk from Ledston Luck in KIPPAX. I saw you in the local magazine ” Kippax Matters” so thought I would give you a try as I am always looking for new crime writers and it’s good to find some one who writes in an area you are familiar with. I used to like Stuart Pawsons books he lives at Fairburn.

    1. Hi Jacky,
      Someone I know from the village sent me a picture of that bio from Kippax Matters. I’m really flattered by it. It’s a constant surprise to me how many people who live near Ledston Luck have got in touch with me; and it’s a great feeling! It’s amazing to see how many books Stuart Pawson has out, isn’t it? And also amazing is how many authors live in this neck of the woods!
      I really hope you enjoy Ledston Luck, and if you have the time, I’d love to hear how you get along with it. If you’d like to see what the earlier books are like, why not sign up to my Reader’s Club and get yourself A Long Time Dead, The Third Rule, and a CSI Eddie Collins short story, The Lift, for free? Just fill out the short form on the front page of the site, and I’ll see you on the other side.
      Take care,
      Andy

  3. Hi Andrew
    I have just finished A Long Time Dead, I enjoyed it so much I bought and downloaded from Amazon, Stealing Edgar (Roger Conniston book 2) I also bought The Note which I have also finished and enjoyed a great deal! I very much enjoy a series of books as you get to know the characters. I have written a review on Amazon.

    Kind regards

    Lynne

    1. Hi Lynne,
      Many thanks for getting in touch. It’s always a great pleasure to learn that someone has enjoyed a book or two of mine. I really hope you go on to enjoy Stealing Elgar – it’s my favourite of Roger’s trilogy. Your review for The Note was splendid, thank you!
      Andrew

  4. Well the day has finally arrived, I really don’t know what I’m going to do! I have just finished reading Ledston Luck. It was amazing. I came across your books last year and have had one on the go ever since. I absolutely got lost in each story as I read it, thinking the next one won’t be as good as the last and was surprised when in fact it was. My quandary now is that I only have The notebook left to read. Should I devour it a.s.a.p or save it and savour it? Andrew please send me the good news of a new release soon. And thank you!

    1. Hi Diane. How wonderful to hear that you’ve read and enjoyed all the books. Of course, you should go ahead and devour The Note! You know you want to 😉 I promise that I’m hard at work on the next Eddie novel, and also on something completely different. I look forward to sharing news of them both with you soon.

  5. Hi Andy,
    I have just read your book “the lift” . I just wanted to say I really enjoyed it. Didn’t see the ending coming : ) I can’t wait to read another o your books : )

    Davina

    1. Hi Davina! I’m really happy to hear that you enjoyed The Lift, and in particular the ending. If you’re looking for another short story in a similar style, try the newly released The Note, I’m sure you’ll enjoy that one too – it has some wonderful reviews. If you do, I’d love to know what you think of it.

  6. long time dead was a compelling read unable to put it down 5+ star rating . the lift was a very good short story 5 star

    1. Hi Steve, thanks for dropping by and leaving your comment. It’s always wonderful to hear that someone has enjoyed A Long Time Dead and The Lift. I hope you go on to read the rest of series too. If you do, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Take care, Andy.

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