Graham Hurley Books In Order

Publication Order of Faraday & Winter Books

Turnstone (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Take (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Angels Passing (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadlight (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cut to Black (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood and Honey (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Under (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Price of Darkness (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Lovelier Death (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beyond Reach (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Borrowed Light (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Happy Days (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Faraday & Winter Collections

Backstory (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Most Wanted Books

The Chop (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ghosts of 2012 (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Jimmy Suttle Books

Western Approaches (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Touching Distance (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Rules of Engagement (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reaper (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil's Breath (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thunder in the Blood (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sabbathman (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Perfect Soldier (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heaven's Light (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nocturne (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Permissible Limits (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Lucky Break? (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Airshow: A Year in the Life of the World's Largest Military (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Estuary (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Graham Hurley was born in November 1946 in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. While young, he loved swimming, football and spent his afternoons on the dodgems. His life has been punctuated with a number of run-ins with law enforcers and many raids on the library adjacent to their neighborhood. He got himself involved in watching English post-war movies that included: The Dam Buster, Ice Cold in the Alex. The Wooden Horse, The Cockleshell Hero as well as Reach for a Sky. The events of post-war Britain, living in a household that had no television and having a father who loved classical music made him fall in love with writing.
He won the scholarship to study at a London-based boarding school after which he proceeded to Cambridge University to major in English. His background in English emanates from the schooling he had in the language and his earlier life experiences. He later volunteered for Six-Day War which saw him produce five manuscripts that were later unpublished.

He became a promotion script-writer at Southern Television after which he was placed at research position before being a director. He was later sacked after Television South lost the ITV franchise. He then went into the full-time writing of novels thereafter.

He directed and produced documentaries for ITV for about 20 years which earned him many national and international awards. Most of the documentaries he made were networked. He filmed “Seabed Wrecks of the Titanic as well as “The Bismarck” together with American Oceanographer, Bob Ballard. He profiled the Brighton Bomber before producing ITV’s version of Richard Branson’s almost fatal attempt to cross the Atlantic while using a balloon. He launched his writing career on the background of six-part drama commission for ITV: Rules of Engagement.” Thereafter, he left television and went into full-time writing in 1991.

He has authored nine independent thrillers in addition to “Airshow”, which is a fly-on-the-wall novel-length kind of reportage before joining Orion as a crime writer. He established hometown Portsmouth as the reference for a series that features Joe Faraday and Paul Winter.

He wrote personal columns to the Portsmouth News where he articulated many plays along with dramatic monologs for production locally. This collection included the city’s best-celebrated production, “Willoughby and Son” before he moved to Devon for another take on Pompey low-life.

The Faraday series in which he took part ended after 12 books were written on it. There were good sales at home as well as internationally for the same. Further, it was adopted in a big way by French TV stations and this made Orion to commission a spin-off series that was set in the West Country and had Jimmy Suttle featuring in it. The titles of the launch are “Western Approaches” and “Touching Distance.

He also self-published many titles on kindle, some which include “Strictly No Flowers” which takes a stance on crime fiction, “Estuary” which is basically a personal memoir and “Backstory” which is a description of how he wrote the Faraday series.

Graham Hurley married to the delectable Lin and has three adult sons who are Tom, Jack, and Woody. He has one grandson by the name Dylan.

He has been shortlisted two times for the Theakstones and also won a national prize for a novella. He acknowledges that such awards may play a major role in the field of writing in getting one being noticed by readers.

His genre of books

He acknowledges to having been fascinated by stories and things happening around him. His life as a kid was full of adventures, most of which resulted from the war and the war books he read influenced his current genre of books. He has majored in crime stories. He had to market his first book through publicity events. However, a greater part of the publicity was done by the publisher for which you have to pay a good amount of money to get the book on the shelf.
Description of two early books he wrote

Sins of Father

This one was published by the Orion. In the plot, the rich old man, Rupert Moncrieff is severely beaten until he dies when it is all quiet around his mansion in the West Country waterside. His throat was slit through and the head was covered. The extended family of the deceased are still found under the same roof where they are experiencing their own lifestyle and have different motives for killing.

Happy Days

It starts with the death of D or I Joe Faraday. His colleagues led by D or S Jimmy Suttle, go for his, funeral at Porchester Crematorium. The only surviving member of his family is his son, Joe Junior, who is both deaf and dumb. At the burial service which is fully packed, Suttle reads the poem that was loved most by Faraday while J-J showcases a dance that he loved from his youth.
Other Books he wrote

ITV commissioned a 6-part drama series of his book “Rules of Engagement” and this has been detailed in a two-book contract with Pan-Macmillan. He also produced two other novels which have both become international thrillers.

In total, he has written 26 novels, one biography, Airshow, reportage. His other books include the following:

Western Approaches

In this book, nobody liked Jake Kinsey. Jake Kinsey being the rich man, he appeared from nowhere and bought trophy penthouse flat . This helped him to buy his way through the local, rowing club. He had no friends and was not a lovable guy. He eventually falls off a balcony and dies.

Touching Distance

The book is about a working life that is leaning towards investigations which eventually realize a savage price. When his marriage collapses and he develops a traumatic relationship with his daughter whom he hardly sees, D or S Jimmy Suttle becomes engaged in many killings that threaten to destroy him.

The Order of the Things

In this book, D or S Jimmy Suttle is summoned to the brutal murder in the village of the Lympstone. Harriet Reilly who is a local G.P has been discovered dead in her partner’s bedroom. The name, of the partner is Alois Bendtner and he is the scientist by profession.

Borrowed Light

A car accident happens during a holiday event in the Middle East which sees Faraday taken to a hospital that has people maimed from Gaza. He eventually decides to adopt a Palestinian girl that was burned. It turns out to be a wild scheme after all.

The other books that he also authored are Turnstone, Cut To Black, Deadlight, Angels Passing among others.

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