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Mike Hollow

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Mike Hollow writes the Blitz Detective mysteries, set in 1940, when the Blitz is wreaking destruction on the streets of London. The bombs rain down night after night, sleep is scarce and life uncertain, but crime doesn’t stop. For Detective Inspector John Jago of the Metropolitan Police, a murder is still a murder, and justice must be done.

Mike studied languages at Cambridge, worked for the BBC and for the development agency Tearfund, and then went freelance as a copywriter, journalist and editor. He’s also a professional translator of Russian. In recent years all that’s been pushed to one side by his books, which he writes in the cellar of his home in Hampshire. So far there are eight in the series, published by Allison & Busby: The Blitz Detective, The Canning Town Murder, The Custom House Murder, The Stratford Murder, The Dockland Murder, The Pimlico Murder, The Camden Murder, and most recently The Covent Garden Murder, published in October 2023. He’s now working on the ninth.

Mike’s married to Margaret, with two grown-up children and four granddaughters.

Books by Mike Hollow

  • The Covent Garden Murder The Covent Garden Murder

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  • The Camden Murder The Camden Murder

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  • The Pimlico Murder The Pimlico Murder

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  • The Stratford Murder The Stratford Murder

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  • The Dockland Murder The Dockland Murder

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  • The Blitz Detective The Blitz Detective

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  • The Canning Town Murder The Canning Town Murder

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  • The Custom House Murder The Custom House Murder

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