Paul Finch
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Paul Finch

For Paul's blog go to www.paulfinch-author.blogspot.co.uk
Published by www.harpercollins.co.uk
For twitter follow Paul - @paulfinchauthor
Paul's agent- Julian Friedmann at http://www.blakefriedmann.co.uk/

PAUL FINCH #1 ebook Bestseller and top 10 Sunday Times Bestseller.

Paul Finch studied History at Goldsmiths, London, before becoming a cop in the north west of England. He then let his passion for writing allow him to follow a career in journalism. Now a full time writer, he first cut his literary teeth penning episodes of the British TV crime drama, THE BILL, and has written extensively in the field of children's animation. However, he is probably best known for his work in thrillers and horrors.

His crime debut novel, STALKERS, was a no 1 ebook best seller in 2013 and introduced DS Mark 'Heck' Heckenburg. This was followed in July 2013 by the sequel, SACRIFICE. He now has THE KILLING CLUB, DEAD MAN WALKING, HUNTED and ASHES TO ASHES in the series which is also published in Germany, Poland, Turkey, Hungary, Japan, Italy and Croatia.

In 2016 Heck took a break to be replaced by DC Lucy Clayburn. The opening novel, STRANGERS, became an immediate success reaching the top ten in the Sunday Times Bestseller list. This has been followed up with the second instalment for Lucy, SHADOWS.

His next Heck novel, KISS OF DEATH is due out in August 2018.

In addition to his Crime novels, Paul has had twelve books and nearly 300 stories and novellas published on both sides of the Atlantic. His first collection, AFTER SHOCKS (Ash-Tree Press), won the British Fantasy Award in 2002, while he won the award again in 2007 for his novella, KID. Later in 2007, he won the International Horror Guild Award for his mid-length story, THE OLD NORTH ROAD. His short novel, CAPE WRATH (Telos), was short-listed for the Bram Stoker Award in 2002, and several other collections of his stories and novellas have been published since, all of them well received by fans and readers. His horror novel, STRONGHOLD, was published by Abaddon Books in 2010, and the same year Pendragon Press published his highly rated festive terror tale, SPARROWHAWK. Paul has also written three DR WHO audio dramas for Big Finish - LEVIATHAN, SENTINELS OF THE NEW DAWN and HEXAGORA, and THRESHOLD, the pilot episode for the DR WHO spin-off series, COUNTER MEASURES. Paul's DR WHO novel, HUNTER'S MOON was published by BBC Books in 2011.

Paul is no stranger to film either, having written scripts for several horror movies. Two of these, SPIRIT TRAP and THE DEVIL'S ROCK, were released in 2005 and 2011 respectively, while his short story THE BELFRIES, is currently being adapted in Hollywood, and his movie script WAR WOLF is under development by Amber Entertainment.

Wearing an editor's hat, Paul is also responsible for the TERROR TALES series, a collection of ghost and horror anthologies exploring the folklore, history and geography of the various regions of Britain.

Paul Finch lives in Lancashire, UK, with his wife Cathy and their two four legged companions, Buck and Buddy.

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Best Sellers

    • Kiss of Death

    • Detective Mark Heckenburg, Book 7
    • By: Paul Finch
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

     DS ‘Heck’ Heckenburg has been tasked with retrieving one of the UK’s most wanted men....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • what will happen now !!

    • By CM on 08-17-18

    Regular price: $15.81

    • Stalkers

    • By: Paul Finch
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    Time's up. You're Next...

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • farfetched and dull

    • By Lynn Connolly on 05-22-16

    Regular price: $18.70

    • Doctor Who: Tales of Trenzalore

    • An 11th Doctor Novel
    • By: Justin Richards, Mark Morris, George Mann, and others
    • Narrated by: David Troughton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    David Troughton reads four original stories set in different periods of the Siege of Trenzalore, featuring the Eleventh Doctor as played by Matt Smith....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It's all about battles

    • By Penny on 09-23-15

    Regular price: $18.59

    • Ashes to Ashes

    • Detective Mark Heckenburg, Book 6
    • By: Paul Finch
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 14 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    John Sagan is a forgettable man. You could pass him in the street and not realise he's there. But then, that's why he's so dangerous....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Cross That Bridge Yet Again.

    • By E. Walsh on 11-19-17

    Regular price: $14.45

    • Dead Man Walking

    • By: Paul Finch
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    The fourth unputdownable book in the DS Mark Heckenburg series....

    Regular price: $14.97

    • Hunted

    • By: Paul Finch
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 145

    Get hooked on Heck: the maverick detective who knows no boundaries....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome! Kept me engaged all along

    • By CheyenneQBU on 07-11-15

    Regular price: $15.45

    • Doctor Who: Hunters Moon

    • By: Paul Finch
    • Narrated by: Arthur Darvill
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 146

    ‘There's no end to the horror in this place - it's like Hell, and there are devils round every corner.’....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Well done Doctor Adventure

    • By Augusto on 10-10-11

    Regular price: $21.32

    • Sacrifice

    • DS Heckenburg, Book 2
    • By: Paul Finch
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    A vicious serial killer is holding the country to ransom, publicly - and gruesomely - murdering his victims....

    Regular price: $18.70

    • Doctor Who - The Lost Stories - Leviathan

    • By: Brian Finch, Paul Finch
    • Narrated by: Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    The Lost Stories: adventures that were originally written for the Doctor Who television series but never made. Now available to hear for the first time....

    Regular price: $26.85

    • Strangers

    • By: Paul Finch
    • Narrated by: Chloe Massey
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    Unknown, alone and fearing for your life. As PC Lucy Clayburn is about to find out, going undercover is the most dangerous work there is....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • what the f...!

    • By Peet on 10-18-16

    Regular price: $13.42

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