Jeff Dawson

Jeff Dawson

Jeff Dawson
Agent: Kate Hordern

Paperback editions of Jeff Dawson’s three Ingo Finch historical adventure thrillers, HELL GATE, NO ORDINARY KILLING and THE COLD NORTH SEA featuring Edwardian army doctor Ingo Finch and Australian nurse Annie Jones, were published by Canelo on 6 May 2021 following previous eBook publication.  NO ORDINARY KILLING was a #1 Kindle Historical Thriller Bestseller.

Jeff Dawson has had a distinguished career as a journalist working, most notably, for the
Sunday Times and, before that, Empire magazine serving as its US editor.  He is a scriptwriter of the award-winning podcast Real Dictators (narrated by Paul McGann) which has been downloaded globally over 80 million times.   Jeff is the author of DEAD RECKONING: The Dunedin Star Disaster (Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2005), BACK HOME: England and the 1970 World Cup (Orion 2001) and QUENTIN TARANTINO: The Cinema of Cool (Cassell 1995). He is married with two children and lives in St Albans.


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Praise for HELL GATE:

“Jeff’s such a talented writer… I highly, highly recommend.” Making the Cut podcast – Davina McCall & Michael Douglas
“Well-written and compelling thriller set in New York.  I loved the historical detail in this book … and the pace never lets up.  A very strong spy story.” Crimepieces
“Riveting and beautifully written.” Alex Gerlis, author of the Richard Prince thrillers
“a robust adventure set at a time and place where life had plenty of rough edges.” Crime Review

“Accomplished, tremendously entertaining historical crime thriller full of twists and turns.” WhatCathyReadNext
“An action-packed historical thriller” V. O’Regan, Amazon 5* reviewer
“Marvellous, fast-paced, historical novel.  I hope the next Ingo Finch mystery is not too far away.”Juliette D. Raynes, Amazon 5* reviewer

“This Boer War thriller is worth getting your hands on and sinking your teeth into. A perfect summer read.” South African
“Dawson’s writing style is an intriguing mix of John Buchan style adventuring and well researched period detail. He creates a South Africa full of superstition, mistrust and political intrigue…. A very strong debut.” Crimepieces
“a thoroughly exciting, perplexing and intelligent mystery which never shies away from the realities of the atrocities of war and imperialism or the resulting moral and emotional impact on people… outstanding debut thriller” Hair Past a Freckle Book Reviews
“Combines deft storytelling with a flair for historical detail” Richard Foreman

Praise for DEAD RECKONING, which was nominated for the Maritime Media Award:
“… touching and hilarious in equal measure, a story of determination and a slightly embarrassed, very English kind of bravery. Dawson’s recreation of events is a sensitive blending of archival work, interviews and imaginative projection, and a thrilling testament to a remarkable group of people.” Observer
“Dawson draws from the written testimony of those involved and speaks to the only two survivors still alive to deliver a lively, pacy read” Good Book Guide
“Jeff Dawson’s lively account of their struggle to survive often reads like a novel” Sunday Times

Praise for BACK HOME which was serialised in The Times and reached the top five in the Sportspages bestseller list:
“Truly outstanding” The Times
“Great occasion, great book” Time Out
“Richly evocative” Independent
“Thirty years of hurt (and counting) kick off here” GQ