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FROM BOOKSELLER TO BESTSELLER

I’ve been a fan of thrillers ever since watching All the President’s Men when I was far too young to understand what was going on. Now every day I get to indulge in my passion for fast-paced stories, full of characters you really care about.

After becoming a bookseller then a marketing manager with Waterstones in my native Glasgow, I pursued my literary ambitions, writing long into the night. I found some minor success with early work, but I was never fully satisfied with what I was producing.

Then I had an idea for a political thriller. A series of three interlinking stories. The first, a man tortured and detained at a CIA black site. A woman’s apparent suicide at a GCHQ safe house the same night. Then a terror attack on 10 Downing Street the next morning, and the thread that links them all: a journalist called Tom Novak.

The book would be Official Secrets, and little did I know that it would change my life.

Eighteen months later, I quit my job to write full-time, continuing the Novak and Mitchell series with Capitol Spy, Traitor Games, and True Republic.

The series has now sold over 100,000 copies, and been downloaded for Kindle Unlimited almost as many times again. Not bad for a book that was rejected by almost every literary agent in the country! One of whom informed me that I was writing in a ‘dying genre’. I’m sure that would come as news to the many readers that I’ve managed to find in the years since.

I have since branched out into more action-based espionage thrillers with my Duncan Grant series, starting with Kill Day, which is an attempt to bring the spy genre into the twenty-first century, and to bring something new and fresh to the genre.

I recently signed a four-audiobook deal with WF Howes to produce the first four titles in the Novak and Mitchell series, and will be introducing a Glasgow-set detective series featuring DCI Jim Lomond. The first in that series will be published in summer 2022.

I hope that you’ll come on the journey with me as I continue to expand each of my series.

To find out more, you can browse my currently published titles on Amazon here:
Andrew Raymond on Amazon.

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“Andrew Raymond is an absolute must-read author…one of the most exciting new voices in thrillers in years.”

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