Graham Hurley, my number one all time favourite crime writer.
No, I don’t think so, but yesterday I took a look at my position in the top 100 police procedurals on Amazon and noticed this:
Made my day, although I would have been happier had he been one step above me since in no way would I compare my writing to his!
If you haven’t read any of the Faraday/Winter novels then you are missing out since Hurley’s writing makes all other UK crime authors look like rank amateurs. The series of books featuring Portsmouth police has created a entirely believable world that few, if any, other writers have managed to match. The only downside is that there is only one book left to be published in the series. After that one of the minor characters (Jimmy Suttle) is moving to join the Devon and Cornwall Police! Look out DI Charlotte Savage… although Suttle and Savage has a distinct ring to it, don’t you think?