Graham Hurley

Graham Hurley

Following a successful and award-winning career as a TV producer and director, in the early 1990’s Graham embarked on a path he had always wanted to follow as a novelist. He quickly found success with the novelisation of a six part screenplay he had written for ITV, Rules of Engagement.

He wrote several thrillers before beginning a contract to write crime fiction based around his home in Portsmouth and the taciturn character of DI Faraday. He enjoyed critical acclaim before moving to Exmouth, killing off Faraday, but taking the character of DS Jimmy Suttle with him to Devon for another successful series of books.

He has since written some other novels with a World War II espionage theme and developed a new character and another series of books featuring an Anglo-Breton actress and the issue-led entanglements and complications of her life.

He is an Honorary Doctor of Letters at the University of Portsmouth and the Faraday books have been turned into a series for French TV. He has twice been shortlisted for the Theakston’s Old Peculiar Award for Best Crime Novel and the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing prize.