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Michael Russell read English at Oxford before spending the next three years working in farming in North Devon, trying to get someone to pay him to write. He worked for Yorkshire Television as a script editor, on Emmerdale Farm, working his way up to Series Producer. He also spent two years in the Drama Department, first as Script Consultant then Producer, before leaving ITV to write full-time. He is a regular contributor to Midsommer Murders and recently scripted the last ever Touch of Frost which topped the ratings. He left to become a full-time television writer, before finally writing what he had started out intending to write, a novel. He now lives in Ireland with his wife, his children and step-children, and a large Rhodesian Ridgeback dog.

If you like Michael Russell you might also like to read books by Philip Kerr, Jed Rubenfeld and David Downing.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Michael Russell

The City of Strangers by Michael Russell
The City of Strangers
Michael Russell
Darker, more gory than is her norm and certainly more than the police duo Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska have coped with before. This is their fourth case and the women they find are hideously mutilated and completely unidentifiable. Seems...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/11/2013
City of Shadows by Michael Russell
City of Shadows
Michael Russell
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Longlisted for the CWA John Creasey Dagger 2013. It's Dublin in 1934 when detective Stefan Gillespie arrests a German...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/10/2012

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