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Richard Godwin is the author of critically acclaimed novels including Savage Highway, Apostle Rising, Mr. Glamour, One Lost Summer, Noir City, and Confessions Of A Hit Man . He is also a published poet and a produced playwright. His stories have been published in over 34 anthologies, among them The Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime, and his anthology of stories, Piquant: Tales Of The Mustard Man.
One Lost Summer is a Noir story of fractured identity and ruined nostalgia. It is a psychological portrait of a man who blackmails his beautiful next door neighbour into playing a deadly game of identity. Apostle Rising is a dark work of fiction exploring the blurred line between law and lawlessness and the motivations that lead men to kill. It digs into the scarred soul of a cop in the hunt for a killer who has stepped straight from a nightmare into the waking world. Mr. Glamour is about a world of wealthy, beautiful people who can buy anything, except safety from the killer in their midst. In it, two scarred cops are driven to acts of darkness by the investigation. As DCI Jackson Flare and DI Mandy Steele try to catch the killer they find themselves up against a wall of secrecy. And the killer is watching everyone. His fourth novel, Noir City, was published in 2015 in English and Italian by Atlantis. In it a Gigolo seduces the wife of a Mafia boss and is hunted across Europe. Confessions Of A Hit Man is a high octane thriller with a plot that adds velocity like a well-oiled chicane. When ex-Royal Marine Jack becomes a paid assassin, work comes easily, especially when working for the Sicilian Mafia, until he gets drawn into a government plot selling enriched plutonium to a rogue Nation.
In 2016, three further novels have been published; Ersatz World, Savage Highway and most recently, Disembodied. More are expected from this prolific and highly regarded author later this year.
Richard Godwin was born in London and obtained a BA and MA in English and American Literature from King’s College London, where he also lectured.