Richard Godwin

Richard Godwin is the author of critically acclaimed novels Apostle Rising, Mr. Glamour, One Lost Summer, Noir City, Meaningful Conversations, Confessions of a Hit Man, and Paranoia and the Destiny Programme.

He is also a published poet and a produced playwright. His stories have been published in over 34 anthologies, among them The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime and The Mammoth Book of Best British Mystery, alongside Lee Child, as well as his anthology of stories, Piquant: Tales of the Mustard Man, published by Pulp Metal Fiction in February 2012.

Apostle Rising, published by Black Jackal Books in June 2011, is a dark work of fiction exploring the blurred line between law and lawlessness and the motivations that lead men to kill. It digs into the scarred soul of a cop in the hunt for a killer who has stepped straight from a nightmare into the waking world.

Mr. Glamour, published by Black Jackal Books in Aril 2012, is about a world of wealthy, beautiful people who can buy anything, except safety from the killer in their midst. It is about two scarred cops who are driven to acts of darkness by the investigation. As DCI Jackson Flare and DI Mandy Steele try to catch the killer they find themselves up against a wall of secrecy. And the killer is watching everyone.

One Lost Summer, published by Black Jackal Books in June 2013, is a Noir story of fractured identity and ruined nostalgia. It is a psychological portrait of a man who blackmails his beautiful next door neighbour into playing a deadly game of identity.

Noir City, published by Atlantis in June 2014, is about dangerous gigolo Paris Tongue, who seduces the wife of a Mafia boss and is hunted across Europe by hit men.

Confessions of a Hit Man, published by MeMe in July 2014, is a high octane thriller with a plot that adds velocity like a well-oiled chicane. When ex-Royal Marine Jack becomes a paid assassin, work comes easily, especially when working for the Sicilian Mafia, until he gets drawn into a government plot selling enriched plutonium to a rogue Nation.

Meaningful Conversations, published by Noir Nation in 2014, is a noir novel about a well-adjusted psychopath. Bertrand Mavers is a professional cellist who is resisting a control programme through the use of artistic paradigms, he is also abducting people and building a body at The Farm.

Paranoia and the Destiny Programme is an exploration of totalitarianism, paranoia and social engineering in a society where it is impossible to gauge the truth. Dale Helix, the protagonist, is convinced he is being abducted by a shadowy group of rulers called The Assembly. He claims they have programmed him to kill.

Richard Godwin was born in London and obtained a BA and MA in English and American Literature from King’s College London, where he also lectured.

Find Richard Godwin online …

Website: http://www.richardgodwin.net/
Blog: http://www.richardgodwin.net/blog
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Richard-Godwin/e/B004YQVTRY/
Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3520555.Richard_Godwin

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