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Christie Dickason - Author

Christie Dickason was born in the USA in the state of Indiana, but grew up in homes all over the world, including Mexico, Thailand (where she received formal dance instruction with a princess in the royal court of Bangkok), and Switzerland.

Though she has written since the age of five, she began to take it seriously when she found herself seriously ill in hospital. In the following nine months of convalescence, she wrote her first, but unacknowledged, novel, which is composting quietly somewhere in a file drawer but led to a commission for the first published novel.

Her first two novels were political thrillers centred on a strong French-Vietnamese heroine. The Dragon Riders (published in the US as Indochine) explored the explosive early days of the French-controlled drug trade in Indochina in the 1920s and the deadly shift from legitimate business to Mafia Rule. The Tears of the Tiger, her second book, involved the search for missing American POWs and the dangerous love affairs of the heroine with a Vietnamese war lord and his rival, an American undercover agent. Both books were international bestsellers.

Now settled in East Sheen, London, Christie travels in her latest novel The Firemaster’s Mistress back to 1605 to look at an unknown side of conspiracy, treason and romance. The novel is a romantic historical thriller, which explores and challenges our image of the infamous Gunpowder Plot.

If you like Christie Dickason you might also like to read books by Jude Morgan, Suzannah Dunn and Philippa Gregory.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Christie Dickason

The King's Daughter by Christie Dickason
The King's Daughter
Christie Dickason
Very much for the Philippa Gregory market this is a great historical novel set in the court of James I following the plight of his daughter Elizabeth as she fights to marry the man of her choosing. Politics, intrigue...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/05/2010
The Principessa by Christie Dickason
The Principessa
Christie Dickason
A sweeping, glorious evocation of Jacobean London and Renaissance Italy incorporating real historical figures alongside fictional creations in a dramatic tale of high politics, rivalry and conspiracy, all that a good historical novel should be.Comparison: Philippa Gregory,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2007
The Firemaster's Mistress by Christie Dickason
The Firemaster's Mistress
Christie Dickason
1605 London, a nest of spies, conspirators, terrorism and passion for this is the history behind the gunpowder plot of November 5th. It brilliantly mixes real historical figures with fictional creations, romance and suspense with fact and so produces a...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 02/10/2006

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