Russ Thomas was born in Essex, raised in Berkshire, and now lives in Sheffield. He grew up in the 80s reading a lot and largely avoiding the great outdoors.
After an inordinate number of “proper” jobs (among them: pot-washer, optician’s receptionist, supermarket warehouse operative, call-centre telephonist, and storage salesman) he discovered the joys of bookselling, where he could talk to people about books all day.
Firewatching is the first in a brand new police procedural series following the exploits of DS Adam Tyler and his Cold Case Review Unit.
The second in the series, Nighthawking will be published February 2021.