'Vivid, gripping and authentic storytelling, The Lighterman may be Simon Michael's best thriller yet.' --Robert Daws, bestselling author of the Sullivan and Broderick murder investigations
'The third in Simon Michael's Charles Holborne series is the best yet. All in all a triumph: highly recommended.' --Hugh Bicheno, author
'Heart stopping crime drama from the author who lays down the laws of thriller writing.' --Mark Mayes, bestselling author of The Gift Maker
About the Author
During Simon's years of practice at the Bar he has prosecuted and defended enough murderers, armed robbers, con artists and other assorted villainy to provide him with a lifetime of true crime stories. Simon had several books published in the UK and the USA in the 1990s and his short story Split was shortlisted for the Cosmopolitan-Perrier Short Story Award. He spent the next 20 years in full-time practice as a lawyer, but in 2016 he was finally able to retire from the Bar to devote himself to full-time writing. The Brief (September 2015) and An Honest Man (July 2016) are the first two books in the Charles Holborne series, set in the dangerous gangland streets of 1960s London.