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Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

A Thing of Unspeakable Horror: The History of Hammer Films (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man with the Golden Touch: How The Bond Films Conquered the World (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret Life of Bletchley Park: The WWII Codebreaking Centre and the Men and Women Who Worked There (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret Lives of Codebreakers: The Men and Women Who Cracked the Enigma Code at Bletchley Park (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret Listeners: The Men and Women Posted Across the World to Intercept The German Codes for Bletchley Park (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ramble on: The Story of Our Love for Walking Britain (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost World of Bletchley Park: The Official Illustrated History of the Wartime Codebreaking Centre (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dunkirk: From Disaster to Deliverance - Testimonies of the Last Survivors (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The British Spy Manual: The Authentic Special Operations ExecutiveGuide for WWII (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret Life of Fighter Command: The men and women who beat the Luftwaffe (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bletchley Park: The Secret Archives (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spies of Winter: The GCHQ Codebreakers Who Fought the Cold War (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mile End Murder: The Case Conan Doyle Couldn't Solve (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bletchley Park Brainteasers: The World War II Codebreakers Who Beat the Enigma Machine--And More Than 100 Puzzles and Riddles That Inspired Them (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lady in the Cellar: Murder, Scandal and Insanity in Victorian Bloomsbury (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secret Agent Brainteasers: More Than 100 Codebreaking Puzzles Inspired by Britain's Espionage Masterminds (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fire and the Darkness: The Bombing of Dresden, 1945 (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dresden: The Fire and the Darkness (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scotland Yard Puzzle Book: Test Your Inner Detective by Solving Some of the World's Most Difficult Cases (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tower of London Puzzle Book (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berlin: Life and Death in the City at the Center of the World (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hidden History of Code Breaking (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Sinclair McKay is a British author of fiction.

Besides being the author of many novels, McKay is also a journalist. He regularly writes for publications The Secret Listeners and the Daily Telegraph. He has composed several books about everything from James Bond to real life stories. He resides in the city of London.

He has appeared as himself in the television movie The Codebreaker Who Hacked Hitler, which came out in 2015. He also played himself in Breakfast, a television series that started in 2000 on the BBC and a morning news program that covers a variety of topics. He appeared on the show in 2011.

McKay has been an assistant features editor for the Daily Telegraph and a journalist and freelance writer.

The Man With the Golden Touch: How the Bond Films Conquered the World authored by Sinclair McKay that was first published in 2008. The nonfiction book is a look at the movie series that refused to quit and has spawned box office hits and countless parodies and imitations.

James Bond was an iconic role. It catapulted Sean Connery to stardom and changed his career forever once Dr. No appeared in theaters. But the role has also retained its status and ability to make stars to this day. See for instance when the blonde and blue eyed Daniel Craig took on the famous role and appeared as Bond for the first time in 2006 in the film Casino Royale.

McKay tells the story of how the Bond franchise owners and Eon Productions have done their best to keep the series ahead of the zeitgeist while managing to keep it topping the charts for decades. The saga has over twenty films and six Bonds to date with a variety of M’s, Q’s, and Moneypennies.

The movies have taken Fleming’s creative works from being a secret shame of the upper classes and black sheep in their post-war world into the universally approved of appealing film series. They have evolved to keep up with the changing of the times, politically and socially. McKay has also interviewed individuals that have to do with all parts of the films.

As such he is in the ideal spot to see and explain how this brand of Bond has fared through the years, being managed to become a hit. He also gives readers inside stories about all things from the James Bond cars to gadgets, girls and villains. Check out this book if you are a fan of film or the series and get a unique and cool look at the making and managing of the Bond series.

The Secret Life of Bletchley Park: The WWII Codebreaking Centre and the Men and Women Who Worked There is a novel written by Sinclair McKay and was published in 2010.

Many people may not know what Bletchley Park is. Well, it’s the location of where one of the most famous achievements in the world and history during the war was made. The Enigma code of Germany was cracked, and the military communications were successfully couched. A country house, it was the site where some of the most incredible minds tackling math today worked, such as Alan Turing, and where technology and modern computing made astonishing advances.

Codes from the military were deciphered in this location, proving crucial to creating leverage in the Battle of the Atlantic in addition to the North African War. Though a lot has been written about code breaking and scientists, this is a book that goes into the history of those women and men that lived and worked at the park while the war was going on.

It’s full of memories from people that are now older of things such as skating on the grounds’ frozen lake, or adventures and more taken at the close by hostels, or secrecy so extreme that even those dating had no idea what the other was working on, even though they were in huts next to each other. Complete with all of the history and details that any reader could want, check out ‘The Secret Life’ and take in all of it for yourself!

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