Howard Linskey’s north-east crime series is published by Penguin Random House. The Chosen Ones, The Search, Behind Dead Eyes & No Name Lane feature investigative journalists Tom Carney and Helen Norton, along with Police Detective Ian Bradshaw. Howard is also the author of a trilogy featuring Geordie white-collar gangster David Blake in The Drop, The Damage & The Dead.
Howard Linskey is the author of 17 titles. A former journalist, his works include crime series and standalones set in the north-east, and two WW2 espionage novels. He has written or ghost-written a number of non-fiction titles, including memoirs and a children's non-fiction book.
Howard’s books have been published in the Czech Republic, Germany, Russia, Australia, New Zealand and the United States, as well as in the UK. He is an Amazon Top-Five, best-selling author.
The David Blake series was optioned for film by Harry Potter producer, David Barron. The Drop was one of the Times’s ‘Top Five Thrillers of the Year’. The Damage was one of its ‘Best Summer Reads’
Originally from County Durham Howard now lives in Herts with his wife Alison and daughter Erin.
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The Bodyguard (with Lee Sansum) (Trapeze, 2021)
Don't Let Him In (Michael Joseph, 2021)
Surviving Hell (with Nick Dunn) (Mirror Books, 2020)
Alice Teale is Missing (Michael Joseph, 2019)
Hunting the Hangman (No Exit Press, 2017)
No Name Lane (Michael Joseph, 2015)
The Drop (No Exit Press, 2011)