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Andrew Wilson Books In Order

Publication Order of Agatha Christie Books

A Talent for Murder (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Different Kind of Evil (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death in a Desert Land (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Saw Him Die (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Lying Tongue (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Beautiful Shadow (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Harold Robbins (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow of the Titanic (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mad Girl's Love Song (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alexander McQueen (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

About Andrew Wilson
The British author Andrew Wilson is well known for his historical mystery novels, and various different biographies. Paying close attention to detail, he’s highly respected for his sense of accuracy when it comes to recreating periods and famous figures. This is also thanks, in large part, to his work as a journalist, with his work appearing in numerous prestigious publications over the years. His use of mystery is also well observed, creating a feeling of suspense with expert precision, building upon the sense of intrigue throughout.

Mysteries are something that Wilson is clearly adept at, using them as a clear framing device for many of his own ideas. That’s not to say he doesn’t have a lot of fun with them too, entertaining the reader all the way, keeping them hooked at every page turn. Not letting up, he also builds upon his stories through his use of well crafted characters who feel wholly real, resonating with the audience. This goes some way to prove why he’s been so enormously successful, reaching readers from all around the world.

Another element that should be factored in to his huge success, is that of his use of ambiance and atmosphere in his novels. Immersing the reader deeply, he not only invests them with his period detail, but his elaborate use of mood as well. This works extremely well alongside his characters, with many of them returning for the consecutive novels over the course of a series. With much more to come in the future as well, there’s plenty more planned, with him definitely being a writer for fans of the mystery genre to watch.

Early and Personal Life:
Born 1967 in Oswaldtwistle, in the United Kingdom, Andrew Wilson would grow up with a strong passion for both reading and writing. Working as a journalist and author, he’d come to find his audience, increasing his profile internationally all over the world. Writing for ‘The Guardian’, ‘The Evening Standard’, and ‘The Observer’ to name just a few, he’d become a highly respected figure throughout the literary community.

This would also lead to biographies in time too, writing on famous figures throughout history, with a long line of non-fiction work. Tutoring in creative writing online as well, Wilson also works through ‘Faber’s Academy’ online crime writing course, mentoring in other schemes too. Over the years this has proven to be hugely successful, and he’s got a lot more to come yet, carrying on into the foreseeable future.

Writing Career:
Bringing out his first non-fiction novel ‘Beautiful Shadow: A Life of Patricia Highsmith’ in 2003, he’d receive an award for it. Being shortlisted that year for the Whitbread prize for his biography, he’d also get the ‘Edgar Allan Poe’ award in 2004. This would help see him on his way towards becoming a fully fledged author of international renown the world over. Producing the ‘Agatha Christie’ series of mystery novels too, starting with ‘A Talent for Murder’ in 2017, he’s fast become one of the foremost writers currently working within his field today.

Death in a Desert Land
Initially brought out through the ‘Washington Square Press’ publishing label, this would first come out in 2019 on the 9th of July. It would also mark the third title in the ongoing ‘Agatha Christie’ series of novels, continuing the series with another mystery to solve. Featuring the character of the famous writer Agatha Christie herself, it takes a lot of inspiration from her work, whilst also being its own story.

A fun and involving mystery, this really pulls out all the stops when it comes to an intriguing story told in a knowing manner. Never getting too held back by self-awareness, it takes the reader on a journey, making the most of its locations and characters. Set in the 1920s as well, it also makes the most of its period setting too, bringing the era to life with its clear attention to detail.

Believing their daughter to have been murdered, a family request the help of famed mystery writer Agatha Christie, after prominent archaeologist Gertrude Bell apparently died of an sleeping pill overdose. Leaving behind a letter that she was being followed, the case is complicated even further, as she was uncovering treasures in the Middle East. Not only that, but she was competing with an archaeologist rival named Mrs. Woolley, who was also hoping to secure the ancient artefacts. Can Christie solve the case as she heads off for Persia? Will the charms of Mrs. Woolley win her over, or is she hiding something darker? Who is responsible for the death in a desert land?

The Lying Tongue
First released through the Atria Books publishing label in 2007, this would originally come out on the 20th of February. Not being a part of any series this time, this would be one of Wilson’s few stand-alone titles, with its own self-contained thriller narrative. It was an earlier work from the author as well, clearly displaying his development as a writer, and is a must for both fans of him and the thriller genre as a whole.

As a psychological thriller, this story really works on multiple levels, drawing the reader in with its intriguing premise. Instantly capturing the attention of the reader, it definitely makes the most of its subject matter, along with its setting. The characters play off each other well, and it plays with the readers sympathies over the course of the novels, never letting them in on the mystery till the final conclusion.

Having recently just finished university over in England, Adam Woods is now in Venice, serving as the personal assistant to Gordon Crace, the famous novelist and now expatriate. Coming to realize Crace has his own story and secrets to hide, Woods slowly begins to realize their may be a novel he can tell. The two of them then engage in a game of cat and mouse, as they both attempt to outsmart one another, as the story holds the key to it all. Will the increasingly feeble Crace be able to tell his own story the way he wants? Can Woods get it out of him? What will become of the lying tongue?

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