Graham Hurley was a promotion scriptwriter with Southern Television, then researcher, then director. He has directed and produced ITV documentaries and has won a number of awards. Before he plunged into the world of crime fiction he’d written nine stand-alone international thrillers, and loved it. He is well known in Portsmouth for his DI Joe Faraday and DC Paul Winter crime novels set in the rough and busy city, the kind of place he says where you are what you are, not what the aspirational label on the box says you want to be. The DI Joe Faraday and DC Paul Winter crime novels were successfully adapted into a French television series.
Graham’s move to Devon, sparked a new successful spin-off crime series featuring DS Jimmy Suttle in Western Approaches and Touching Distance the latter of which has made it to a screen adaptation in France. In his latest novel Finisterre published by Head of Zeus in December 2016, Graham returns to his first love, international thrillers and to the Second World War.