Before becoming a writer, I used to work in the City of London as a bond trader. I have written eight thrillers set in the worlds of business and finance, but I am now trying my hand at something different. Where The Shadows Lie, the first in a series featuring an Icelandic detective named Magnus Jonson, was published in 2010. The third book in the series, Meltwater, is out in the UK this summer. My books have been translated into over 30 languages (including Icelandic).I was born in Devon, brought up in North Yorkshire and read history at Oxford University. I now live in North London with my American wife and three children. I am a former vice chair of the Crime Writers' Association.