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
Publication Order of Most Wanted Books
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.Book Series In Order » Authors » Graham Hurley