Charles Cumming was born in Scotland in 1971. Shortly after university he was approached for recruitment by the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), an experience that inspired his first novel, A Spy by Nature. He has written several bestselling thrillers, including A Foreign Country, which won the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for Best Thriller and the Bloody Scotland Crime Book of the Year. He lives in London.
`Recommended. I read it one breathless sitting' Ian Rankin `Charles Cumming gets better with each book ` The Times `Plunges a novelist into a deliciously twisty imbroglio in Morocco; it's Cumming at his most relaxed and engaging' Telegraph, Books of the Year `An instant classic of the spy genre' Mick Herron `Nobody writes more enjoyable spy thrillers than Charles Cumming' Anthony Horowitz `A real page-turner' Peter Robinson, Daily Mail `Rich in twists and cloak-and-dagger action ... typically accomplished and enthralling' Sunday Times `Credibly obsessed and convincingly foolish, Carradine is an interesting character in a pleasingly original spy story' Literary Review `Lift the lid off Cumming's novel The Man Between and breathe in an exotic tagine stew, redolent of murderous international conspiracy, assassination, kidnapping, and a beautiful dangerous woman, set against the colourful matchstick mosaic of Marrakesh. Another Cumming triumph' Jason Matthews `Charles Cumming's The Man Between continues the author's steady upwards trajectory; he will soon be snapping at the heels of such masters as John le Carre and Gerald Seymour' Guardian `I have been a fan of Charles Cumming ever since A Spy by Nature, and The Man Between is up there with the best - full of thrills, wit and fine writing, with a plot and themes that might have been taken from today's headlines. Writer/spy Kit Carradine is a thoroughly engaging protagonist, and I look forward to meeting him again. Superb espionage fiction' Peter Robinson Praise for A Divided Spy: `A gripping psychological clash of wills, tactics and morals ... Kell's third appearance confirms him as one of the most interesting and sympathetic characters in the spy thriller field' The Times `The spies' shifting psychological duel is riveting ... deftly coupled with a topical subplot' Sunday Times