The Crime Readers' Association

Jeff Dowson

Sub-genre: , , , , ,

Jeff has worked in arts and entertainment since the mid 1970s; beginning in the theatre as a writer and director, specialising in new and contemporary drama.

An independent writer/producer/director in television since 1983, his screen credits include entertainment features, arts and documentary series, drama series and films. He is a long standing member of BAFTA.

Since turning novelist, he has written a series of thrillers set in Bristol. Four in the developing Jack Shepherd series – Closing the Distance, Changing the Odds, Cloning the Hate and Bending the Rules. And two set in the early 1950s featuring American GI Ed Grover – the opener One Fight at a Time, the latest New Friends Old Enemies, published May 2021.

New indie publisher, Diamond Crime, re-issued the Jack Shepherd collection in 2 editions in June and September 2022. Re-titled The Bristol Thrillers Volume One and Volume Two.

Books by Jeff Dowson

  • The Bristol Thrillers  Volume Two The Bristol Thrillers Volume Two
  • The Bristol Thrillers  Volume One The Bristol Thrillers Volume One
  • New Friends Old Enemies New Friends Old Enemies


  • Changing the Odds Changing the Odds


  • Cloning the Hate Cloning the Hate


  • Closing the Distance Closing the Distance


  • Bending the Rules Bending the Rules


  • One Fight at a Time One Fight at a Time


Find another author

Filter by:

Join the CRA

Joining the CRA is FREE. There are no lengthy forms to fill out and we need nothing but your email. You will receive a regular newsletter but no spam.