Nick Quantrill was born and raised in Hull, an isolated industrial city in East Yorkshire.
His acclaimed Joe Geraghty crime novels, featuring a small time rugby league player turned Private Investigator, have mapped the city’s journey from being branded the worst of the UK’s Crap Towns through to being crowned 2017 UK City of Culture. “The Dead Can’t Talk” marks the start of an exciting new series and introduces readers to Anna Stone, a disillusioned police officer, and Luke Carver, a drifter freshly released from prison. Still exploring a rapidly changing Hull, the settings may be local, but the ideas and issues resonate on a much wider basis.
Also a prolific short story writer, his work has appeared in various volumes of “The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime”. In 2011, he became the first person to hold the role of ‘Writer in Residence’ at Hull Kingston Rovers, contributing exclusive fiction to the matchday programme and assisting with the club’s literacy programme.
A regular fixture on the events circuit, he’s taken to the stage at Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate, Crimefest and Iceland Noir, as well as numerous libraries and bookshops around the north of England.
When not writing fiction, he contributes reviews and essays to a variety of football and music websites. He lives in Hull with his wife, cat and the constant fear Hull City AFC will let him down.
For more information, please see www.nickquantrill.co.uk.