Roald Dahl died 1990: He rose to prominence in the 1940s and became one of the world's bestselling authors. His stories are known for their unexpected endings, and his children's books for their unsentimental, often dark humour. Read books by Roald Dahl
Laurence O'Bryan - Author
Laurence O'Bryan was born in Dublin. He studied business, then IT at Oxford University. After going to England he paid for his own courses and began rising at 4AM so he could study and work at the same time. One early job was as a kitchen porter near the Bank of England cleaning the plates of the well connected. He stayed in squats in London and struggled for years. Laurence was first published by a school newspaper when he was ten, for a short story about aliens getting lost. Thirty-five years later, he attended a authonomy workshop and not long after was offered a publishing contract for three books. The first of which, The Istanbul Puzzle, won the Outstanding Novel award at the Southern California writer's conference in 2007.
Featured Books, with extracts, by Laurence O'Bryan
The Istanbul Puzzle Laurence O'Bryan
Alex Zegliwski has been savagely beheaded. His body is found hidden near the sacred archaeological site of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. When Sean arrives in the ancient city to identify his colleague's body, he is handed an envelope of photographs... Format: Paperback - Released: 19/01/2012
The Manhattan Puzzle Laurence O'Bryan
A global puzzle. A secret symbol. A conspiracy that ends in death. Perfect for fans of Dan Brown's Inferno. An international cover-up that could change the course of history...Sean has been tracking a symbol from another age. It provides a... Format: Paperback - Released: 10/10/2013