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Chris HaslamChris Haslam has pursued a variety of bizarre occupations all around the world and currently writes award-winning articles for the Sunday Times.  He is author of three novels, the first of which, Twelve Step Fandango, was short-listed for a prestigious Edgar Allan Poe Award. 

His writing has been compared to Carl Hiaasen and Christopher Brookmyre and The Guardian described him as having “by the bucketful, that rare talent of being able to combine seriously funny stuff with a truly engrossing thriller”.


David Ambrose
“Haslam's third crazy crime caper puts him in a league all of his own” - Mirror

“Chris Haslam's gift for creating excellent crime capers continues unabated with El Sid ... A brilliantly funny ride” - Metro

Black comedy with distinctly English kicks ... A crime caper with a "Lock Stock" twist ... highly recommended” - Daily Express

“Although there is a steady vein of humour, this has more gravitas (and evidence of impeccable research) than Haslam's previous books, and is all the better for it” -The Guardian

'Crime Books of the Year': “A classic case of the biter bit” - Independent.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: El Sid, Abacus, 2006, France (Editions du Massque), Russia (Zao Centrepolygraph); Alligator Strip, Abacus, 2005 France (Editions du Massque), Russia (Zao Centrepolygraph); Twelve Step Fandango, Abacus, 2003, USA (HarperCollins), Japan (Hayakawa), Russia (Zao Centrepolygraph).