G D Abson

GD Abson

Agent: Kate Hordern

BLACK WOLF was published in hardback on 16 May 2019 and  in paperback on 28 November 2019.  MOTHERLAND, the first in the series set in contemporary St Petersburg and featuring the lovable and very human policewoman Natalya Ivanova, was published by Mirror Books in paperback on 26 April 2018.  German rights have sold to Rowohlt in MOTHERLAND and BLACK WOLF. MOTHERLAND was shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger, and longlisted for the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger in 2019.

Garry Abson works as a freelance business analyst and lives in the South West of England.


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Praise for BLACK WOLF:
“Details of everyday life in Putin’s Russia nicely balance the detective work.  Readers will want to see more of the feisty, uncompromising Natalya.” Publishers Weekly US
“G.D. Abson is an author at the absolute top of his game” David Young, author of STASI CHILD and STASI WOLF
“a twisty, fast-paced thriller” The Times/Sunday Times Crime Club
“Polished, well-executed, and intense, BLACK WOLF is a must read for those who are interested in a believable political angle to their procedural thrillers.” Crime Review
“BLACK WOLF is definitely one of those novels that stays with you long after closing its final page and one that I will definitely be recommending to my friends – it packs a powerful emotional punch; educates just as much as it entertains and makes you wish that you could step into this intriguing world for yourself.” On The Shelf Books
“I didn’t think that this author could possibly match the explosive and taut brilliance of MOTHERLAND, but I was wrong! BLACK WOLF is absolutely amazing, the plot is thrilling, the characters are superb and the pace is like a whirlwind.” The Quiet Knitter


Praise for MOTHERLAND:
“fascinating” The Times/Sunday Times Crime Club Star Pick
“She (Captain Natalya Ivanova) cares about her career, but also about her family.  She feels very real, and is a pleasure to read about …. a well-crafted thriller that shines for its atmosphere, setting and characters.” Crime Review
“an extremely enjoyable thriller. Highly recommended.” Raven Crime Reads
“A Child 44 for Putin-land, this classy page-turner oozes with atmosphere.” David Young, author of STASI CHLD and STASI WOLF
“Senior Detective Natalya Ivanova does for St Petersburg what Martin Cruz Smith’s Arkady Renko did for Gorky Park… taut, fast-moving and compellingly believable.” Tom Callaghan, author of A KILLING WINTER
“Gripping, authentic and fast-paced – this is a fine thriller that will delight fans of Martin Cruz Smith.” William Ryan, author of THE HOLY THIEF