Nick Louth
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Nick Louth

Nick Louth is a best-selling thriller writer, award-winning financial journalist and an investment commentator. A 1979 graduate of the London School of Economics, he went on to become a Reuters foreign correspondent in 1987. It was an experience at a medical conference in Amsterdam in 1992, while working for Reuters, that gave him the inspiration for Bite, which was published in 2007 and went on to become the UK No1 Kindle best-seller for several weeks in 2014. It has sold a third of a million copies, and been translated into six languages.

Freelance since 1998, he has been a regular contributor to the Financial Times, Investors Chronicle and Money Observer, and has published seven other books. Nick Louth is married and lives in Lincolnshire.

Heartbreaker was published in June 2014 and received critical acclaim from Amazon readers, with a 4.6 out of 5 stars on over 100 reviews. A third thriller, Mirror Mirror, is to be published in June 2016.

'To the frustration of my publishers, I've wandered between many sub-genres of the thriller world - medical, terrorism, psychological - and even a hint of zombie! I've also packed in issues that are normally covered in women's fiction in commercial novels that have the pace deemed necessary to lure male readers. This is deliberate. I spent years as a journalist, and remain wedded to the idea that action and page-turning power should not deduct from the 'intelligence' of a book, or lead it away from the grey areas of contemporary issues to conclusions set in black and white.'

'In Bite, this was the way that (at the time of writing in the late 1990s) diseases that killed the most people were those that got the least investment by drug companies - because the customers were poor.'

'In Heartbreaker, part of which is set in a refugee camp in Lebanon, I wanted to show the dilemmas facing Western journalists who routinely cover terrible events, and the price that are paid by the drivers, translators and fixers who work for them. Radicalisation, particularly how it works on women, is a key part of the book and has since publication in 2014 become an even more topical issue since the rises of ISIS in Syria.'

'With Mirror Mirror, I have dived into the world of women's identity and self-image in the age of celebrity and branding. Why a beautiful woman, beaten up by her famous boyfriend, is persuaded not to report it to the police, to protect the value of a forthcoming branding deal. I hope readers will look at the questions posed in this book, and my others, and when the last page is turned have something to take away with them.'

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Best Sellers

    • The Body in the Marsh

    • DCI Craig Gillard, Book 1
    • By: Nick Louth
    • Narrated by: Marston York
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275

    Criminologist Martin Knight lives a gilded life and is a thorn in the side of the police. But then his wife, Liz, goes missing. There is no good explanation and no sign of Martin....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional

    • By Miriam Sabir on 10-28-18

    Regular price: $24.00

    • The Body on the Shore

    • DCI Craig Gillard, Book 2
    • By: Nick Louth
    • Narrated by: Marston York
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    A killer is at work in the supposedly safe commuter belt. DCI Gillard needs answers fast....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping Unusual & Masterful

    • By Lynn on 03-18-19

    Regular price: $18.54

    • Mirror Mirror

    • By: Nick Louth
    • Narrated by: Hozayz Gomá
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Voted the world's most beautiful woman, 23-year-old Mira Roskova is admired, envied and desired. With a world-famous footballer for a boyfriend, plus top modelling and endorsement deals, Mira's meteoric rise to fame comes with what her millions of Facebook and Instagram followers imagine to be a perfect life....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mirror, Mirror was a good book with a poor narration choice

    • By Amanda Whipp on 12-29-18

    Regular price: $18.54

    • Bite

    • The most gripping thriller you will ever read
    • By: Nick Louth
    • Narrated by: John Chancer, Lucy Price-Lewis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Tomorrow should be the greatest day of Erica Stroud-Jones' life....

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Die Suche

    • By: Nick Louth
    • Narrated by: Jürgen Holdorf, Elena Wilms
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Eine Wissenschaftlerin verschwindet spurlos. Ihr Freund sucht sie fieberhaft. Die Katastrophe steht kurz bevor. In Amsterdam sterben Menschen...

    Regular price: $9.80

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