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Robert Ryan - Author

About the Author

Rob Ryan was born in Liverpool. He has written for The Face, Arena, Conde Nast Traveller, Esquire, GQ Magazine and The Sunday Times. He lives in North London with his wife and three children.

Featured books by Robert Ryan

A Study in Murder

A Study in Murder

Author: Robert Ryan Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2015

A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A third solo case for Doctor Watson (following Dead Man's Land and The Dead Can Wait). Holmes' sidekick's life away from Sherlock sees him as a prisoner of war and medic in 1917 deep inside Germany. The murder of an inmate in the food-starved camp sees him launched on an investigation which quickly reveals that all is not what it seems on the surface, and that the crime was just the tip the iceberg. However, in order to avoid a similar fate and uncover the unwanted truth, Watson realises he will also have to escape the camp. And help is required. From 221B maybe? Rounded and dogged, this version of Doctor Watson brings a whole new dimension to the fabled character and fully justifies him enjoying a series of his very own. Elementary.

The Dead Can Wait

The Dead Can Wait

Author: Robert Ryan Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/10/2014

Dr John Watson is fresh from his time in the trenches of Flanders Fields and back home for some much needed R&R. But deep in England's green and pleasant land something evil lurks. For enemy spies have inflitrated the home front, in search of vital information to take back to Germany. And when seven dead men are discovered, their bodies laid side by side, there is only one man who can solve this curious crime: Dr John Watson.

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Dead Man's Land

Dead Man's Land

Author: Robert Ryan Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/10/2013

Deep in the trenches of Flanders Fields, men are dying in their thousands every day. So one more death shouldn't be a surprise. But then a body turns up with bizarre injuries, and Sherlock Holmes' former sidekick Dr John Watson - unable to fight for his country due to injury but able to serve it through his medical expertise - finds his suspicions raised. The face has a blue-ish tinge, the jaw is clamped shut in a terrible rictus and the eyes are almost popping out of his head, as if the man had seen unimaginable horror. Something is terribly wrong. But this is just the beginning. Soon more bodies appear, and Watson must discover who is the killer in the trenches. Who can he trust? Who is the enemy? And can he find the perpetrator before he kills again? Surrounded by unimaginable carnage, amidst a conflict that's ripping the world apart, Watson must for once step out of the shadows and into the limelight if he's to solve the mystery behind the inexplicable deaths.

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After Midnight

After Midnight

Author: Robert Ryan Format: Paperback (b Format) Release Date: 26/09/2005

Ryan likes to take a piece of historical fact, mostly from World War I or II, and flesh out characters and emotions to create some very intriguing mysteries.  This one has a daughter tracing her missing RAF father in Northern Italy.  I like his mix of adventure, fact, fiction and romance.  Heâs good.Comparison: Robert Goddard, Gerald Seymour, Douglas Kennedy.Similar this month: Santa Montefiore, Allan Folsom.

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Other books by Robert Ryan

The Sacred Knight

The Sacred Knight

Author: Robert Ryan Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/05/2021

The Sacred Knight by Robert Ryan

Poetry

Poetry

Author: Robert Ryan Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/04/2021

Poetry by Robert Ryan

I.N.R.I. - A Righteous Man

I.N.R.I. - A Righteous Man

Author: Robert Ryan Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/10/2020

I.N.R.I. - A Righteous Man by Robert Ryan

Anthology

Anthology

Author: Robert Ryan Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/10/2019

Anthology by Robert Ryan

Sign of Fear

Sign of Fear

Author: Robert Ryan Format: Ebook Release Date: 16/06/2016

The skies above London hum with danger. And in the Channel enemies lie in wait...Autumn, 1917. London is not the city that Dr John Watson and Sherlock Holmes once bestrode like giants. Terror has come from the sky and Londoners are scurrying underground in fear. Then a twin tragedy strikes Watson. An old friend, Staff Nurse Jennings, is on a boat-ambulance torpedoed in the Channel with no survivors. And his concert-going companion, Sir Gilbert Hardy, is kidnapped. Then comes the gruesome ransom demand, for Sir Gilbert and four others, which will involve terrible mutilation unless the demands are met.Help comes from an unlikely source when Watson finds himself face-to-face with his old ruthless adversary, the "e;She Wolf"e; Miss Pillbody. She makes him a remarkable offer and so an unlikely partnership is formed - the enemy spy and Sherlock Holmes's faithful companion, a detective duo which will eventually uncover a shocking case of state-sponsored murder and find Watson on board a German bomber, with a crew intent on setting London ablaze.

Case of the Six Watsons

Case of the Six Watsons

Author: Robert Ryan Format: Ebook Release Date: 03/09/2015

A collection of six stories, inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle's originals and adapted to feature much-loved Dr John Watson, Sherlock Holmes's long-suffering sidekick.

Gemini

Gemini

Author: Robert Ryan Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/01/2012

Gemini by Robert Ryan

Signal Red

Signal Red

Author: Robert Ryan Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/08/2010

The inspiration behind BBC One's thrilling new drama, The Great Train Robbery. Sunday Times bestseller Robert Ryan brings the most ambitious heist of the twentieth century to gripping and vivid life. 1963: an unarmed gang led by the dapper Bruce Reynolds holds up a Royal Mail train at a remote bridge in Buckinghamshire, escaping with millions. The group lay low in a nearby farm but, panicked by the police closing in they clear out, leaving behind numerous fingerprints. Outraged by the gang's audacity and under political pressure for quick arrests, the police move into top gear. As huge quantities of money start to turn up in forests and phone boxes, dumped by nervous middlemen, Scotland Yard begin to track down the robbers, one by one...

Death on the Ice

Death on the Ice

Author: Robert Ryan Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/07/2009

Bestselling author Robert Ryan brings one of the greatest epic journeys of all time to life in this captivating story of Captain Scott's last Antarctic expedition. January 18, 1912: Captain Robert Falcon Scott's expedition reaches the South Pole. Just a few weeks later, trapped in one of the worst blizzards Antarctica has ever known, Scott and his four companions perish in subzero temperatures. How did the icy conditions overwhelm Scott, Captain Oates and their party on the fateful return journey? The story of Scott and Oates, their incredible journey and their tragic final days, combines ambition, national pride and the kind of bravery and dignity most men can only dream of.

Empire of Sand

Empire of Sand

Author: Robert Ryan Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/10/2008

1915: While the war in Europe escalates, a young intelligence officer named Thomas Edward Lawrence is in Cairo, awaiting his chance for action. His superiors, however, have consigned him to the Map Room at GCHQ. But there's more to Lieutenant Lawrence than meets the eye. A man of immense energy, he runs a network of agents across the Levant. Lawrence is convinced that an Arab revolt is the only way to remove the Ottoman presence, and leave a free, self-governed Arabia. Soon alarming reports reach him of trouble in Persia, orchestrated by infamous German agent Wilhelm Wassmuss. Intent on taking down Wassmuss, Lawrence assembles a small group and travels to Persia. Little does he know that his actions will bring about a resolution that might just save the lives of millions of men in the trenches of Europe.

Dying Day

Dying Day

Author: Robert Ryan Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/10/2007

Laura McGill is determined to track down her missing sister, but is in danger of getting caught up in a country on the brink of the Cold War. She is waiting on a street corner in Piccadilly, London, with a Colt .32 in her handbag. Laura is desperate to find out what happened to her sister Diana. Both were Special Operation Executive spies during World War Two. One night in 1944, Diana was flown into occupied France but never returned. Could she still be alive? James Hadley Webb, the man who sent Diana on her final mission, is now a spy in Berlin. Despite attempts to stop her, Laura travels to Germany to confront him and soon becomes caught in the crossfire of a bloody turf war fought between the East and the West for control of the city...

The Last Sunrise

The Last Sunrise

Author: Robert Ryan Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/10/2006

1948: INDO-CHINA. Lee Crane is an American pilot flying transport planes across South-East Asia for the highest bidder. He'll fly anywhere, carry anything, if the money is right. But his experiences during World War Two still haunt him, and when he meets a woman from the past, memories of a time when his innocence was shattered threaten to ground him. 1941: BURMA. Crane is a young and carefree pilot flying fighter planes for the notorious Flying Tigers against the Japanese. He's one of the best pilots in the air. But when he falls for the charms of a beautiful Anglo-Indian girl, she has a devastating effect on him. As the war ignites across the region, Crane is separated from her, and, caught up in a world of death and corruption, he desperately needs to return to find his lover, no matter what the cost...

Nine Mil

Nine Mil

Author: Robert Ryan Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/03/2005

For gamblers and fun-seekers, Atlantic City is a place to chase your dreams. But for taxi driver Ed Behr, it's where his personal nightmare is all too real. He is haunted by violent flashbacks to his time in prison and sustained only by his obsession with finding Honey, the girl who promised him everything. Then he recognises one of the old gang from the days before the bad things happened that got them all sent down. Except for Billy Moon, that is, who went on to bigger and better things while they were left to rot. And now Ed has a plan that's going to reunite the gang, make enough dough, and sort out Billy Moon once and for all. Maybe even get Honey back too. That's if he doesn't get them all killed first...

Underdogs

Underdogs

Author: Robert Ryan Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/03/2005

The city of Seattle burned down in 1889. When it was rebuilt, much of the old city remained, buried beneath the modern streets. Nobody really knows what's down there any more... Now a suspected psycho and the eight-year-old girl he has taken hostage during a bungled heist are about to find out, when they crash through the floor of an abandoned warehouse into a street no one has walked down for a hundred years. Pursued by an ex-Vietnam Tunnel Rat brought in by the Seattle PD - a man with one or two mental problems of his own - Hilton Badcock has no choice but to drag young Ali further into the underground maze in search of a way out. But the deeper they go into this strange, secret world, the weirder and more dangerous things get...

Trans Am

Trans Am

Author: Robert Ryan Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/03/2005

Jim Barry is a family man and proud of it. He's already begun educating his five-year-old son Tommy on the finer points of ball games. But when a tragic accident at a kids' practice session leaves another boy dead, the bereaved father decides to seek his own special brand of restitution. Unless Jim and his wife Belle hand over Tommy as a replacement, Stefan Sebastyen swears he will kill them all. And pretty soon they realise that this is a guy who's more than capable of keeping his word. With their backs to the wall, it's Belle who comes up with a desperate plan to save her family...

Night Crossing

Night Crossing

Author: Robert Ryan Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/11/2004

In 1938, Ulrike Walter, a beautiful young German musician, is engaged to be married to Erich Hinkel, a member of the Hitler Youth. But when she meets Inspector Cameron Ross, a Scotland Yard policeman, whose father is a colonel in British Intelligence, her life will be changed for ever. When war is declared, Ulrike flees Germany for the safety of England but is instead cruelly imprisoned as an enemy alien. Her only hope of rescue is Cameron, who, despite his better judgement, is falling in love with her. Then Erich is captured by the British and incarcerated in a prisoner of war camp in England. He faces interrogation by Cameron Ross, the one man who stands between him and Ulrike, the woman who means more to Erich than life itself...