John Fullerton

John Fullerton

Author of thrillers, former foreign correspondent and ex-spy

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General enquiry, Interview, Reading, Talk, Workshop

Audiences

Age 16 to 18+, University, Adult

Genres

Adventure, Crime, Fiction, Historical fiction, Journalism, Mystery, Suspense-thriller

Book types

Fiction for adults

Organisations

  • Society of Authors
  • Crime Writers Association

Details

John Fullerton grew up in apartheid South Africa. He worked as a reporter at the Cape Times before joining the Morning Telegraph in Sheffield. In February 1981 he set off for Peshawar in Pakistan to cover the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan as a freelancer. During the Cold War he worked for a time as a ‘head agent’ on contract to the Secret Intelligence Service, also known as MI6, and this forms the basis of his next novel, ‘Enemies’. He later joined Reuters in Hong Kong and worked as a correspondent and editor for 20 years in 40 countries and covered a dozen wars. He was bureau chief in Beirut and Cairo and worked as Middle East diplomatic correspondent based in Nicosia. Fullerton has an MA in Buddhist Studies and is the author of several novels and one work of non-fiction. He lives in Scotland.

Books by John Fullerton

The Reticent Executioner

The Reticent Executioner

A dystopian world deserves a dystopian detective and London just got hers. A female politician is shot dead in the capital. A talented detective, Kramer, is charged with leading the investigation; trouble is, he’s both much more and a great deal less than mere cop. His brilliance is at least in part due to a permanently skewed moral compass. This is less whodunnit than whydunnit and a will-he-get-away-with it crime novel set in an England several years in the future - a world of labour camps, capital punishment, mass deportations and imprisonment without trial. 
The Monkey House

The Monkey House

Rosso is the detective inspector trying to find a brutal murderer in the heart of a Balkan city ravaged by war. He has learnt to take each day as it comes, with violence and death around every corner. Luka is the local crime boss, intent on exploiting the misery of his city's inhabitants while also providing the only means of defence they have left. Tanja is the young woman loved, and set up, by both men and faced with an impossible conflict of loyalties. Flett is the foreign reporter, a US citizen who hears and sees it all, partially protected by his job, but like the others, sucked into the mire that is Sarajevo, a battered but defiant capital torn apart by a civilisation that has turned on itself. 

Keywords

ADVENTURE ASSASSINATION CRIME DETECTIVE DYSTOPIA ENGLAND ESPIONAGE INTELLIGENCE LONDON MURDER NOIR POST-BREXIT PROCEDURAL SCIENCE FICTION SCOTLAND SPIES SUSPENSE TERRORISM THRILLER WAR