Russ Thomas

Russ Thomas

Russ Thomas is a graduate of the Writing MA at Sheffield Hallam University and a former events manager and expert bookseller for Waterstones Sheffield. He teaches creative writing classes and mentors new writers. His debut series beautifully walks the line between police procedural and psychological thriller.

 

Six years ago, Gerald Cartwright vanished from his home in a village on the edge of the Peak District, the blurb for the “dark, twisty-turny” thriller reads. Did Gerald go on the run to escape his creditors, following a period of insider trading and embezzlement – or was there a more sinister explanation for his disappearance?

 

Detective Sargent Adam Tyler, a cold case specialist, is called back to Cartwright’s house as a body has just been discovered, bricked up behind a wall in the cellar six years after the disappearance. Tyler knows this case could make his career but the main suspect happens to be the missing man’s son – the same person Tyler slept with the night before.

 

FIREWATCHING marked the start of an unmissable new series (published by Simon & Schuster in the UK, and by Putnam PRH in the US) and went on to be a #1 Times-bestseller and Waterstones Thriller of the Month in 2020. The follow-up, NIGHTHAWKING is available now and the third book in the series is set to publish in 2022.

 

Photograph/R. Pycko

Russ Thomas @thevoiceofruss

‘Exceptional’ - AJ Finn

Unearth another treasure of Sheffield Noir as DS Adam Tyler returns in #Nighthawking. @thevoiceofruss's gripping follow-up to #Firewatching is out now in paperback!

http://spr.ly/6015JjNrz

Received some very special post today. Many thanks to @ThorndikePress It's the Large Print version of #Firewatching! Doesn't Tyler look broody? 😍 @PutnamBooks

Buried secrets always surface 🔒

#Nighthawking, the incredible new novel from @thevoiceofruss, featuring Firewatching’s DS Adam Tyler is out now in paperback!

http://spr.ly/6014JeKte

Publishing in 1 week, BLACK RUN is the high-octane thriller from @DLMWrites that has authors raving!

💥 ‘A rip-roaring, rollicking rollercoaster of a read!’ @thevoiceofruss
💥‘One of the finest action thrillers in years’ @robert_scragg

Pre-order now👉 https://geni.us/BlackRun

Massive congratulations to @Jessryn1 Can't wait to read this! Happy publication day! 💐🍾🥂 @HQstories

'Superb. Every part of Nighthawking is so well woven together' @JDelargyAuthor

DS Adam Tyler returns in #Nighthawking. The compulsive new novel from bestselling author of #Firewatching, @thevoiceofruss, is out now in paperback!

http://spr.ly/6015JeKqb

So great to see #TheEighthGirl @PushkinPress @PushkinVertigo in the paperback section @blackwellbooks and in such great company @lucyatkins @richardosman @nicolaupsonbook @stu_turton @thevoiceofruss 💙🖤

What was lost will always be found. 🔒

#Nighthawking, the new must-read novel from @thevoiceofruss, bestselling author of #Firewatching, is out now in paperback.

http://spr.ly/6019JeKe1

Everything leaves a trace... 🔒

The new must-read thriller from the bestselling author of #Firewatching, #Nighthawking by @thevoiceofruss is out now in paperback.

http://spr.ly/6016JjNRs

Buried secrets always surface

Sheffield’s Botanical Gardens is an oasis of peace – until one morning when the body of a young woman is found there, buried in a quiet corner...

DS Adam Tyler returns in #Nighthawking, the new thriller from @thevoiceofruss

http://spr.ly/6018JjNrO

Nighthawkers: treasure hunters who operate under cover of darkness, seeking the lost and valuable… some willing to kill to keep what they find.

#Nighthawking, the new must-read thriller from @thevoiceofruss, is out now in paperback

http://spr.ly/6013JjNuS

🤐 Thank you though x

‘Exceptional’ - AJ Finn

Unearth another treasure of Sheffield Noir as DS Adam Tyler returns in #Nighthawking. @thevoiceofruss's gripping follow-up to #Firewatching is out now in paperback!

http://spr.ly/6018JjNRu

Buried secrets always surface 🔒

#Nighthawking, the incredible new novel from @thevoiceofruss, featuring Firewatching’s DS Adam Tyler is out now in paperback!

http://spr.ly/6017JeKtX

'Superb. Every part of Nighthawking is so well woven together' @JDelargyAuthor

DS Adam Tyler returns in #Nighthawking. The compulsive new novel from bestselling author of #Firewatching, @thevoiceofruss, is out now in paperback!

http://spr.ly/6012JeKqE

What was lost will always be found. 🔒

#Nighthawking, the new must-read novel from @thevoiceofruss, bestselling author of #Firewatching, is out now in paperback.

http://spr.ly/6014JeKe6

Everything leaves a trace... 🔒

The new must-read thriller from the bestselling author of #Firewatching, #Nighthawking by @thevoiceofruss is out now in paperback.

http://spr.ly/6016JjNuY

Buried secrets always surface

Sheffield’s Botanical Gardens is an oasis of peace – until one morning when the body of a young woman is found there, buried in a quiet corner...

DS Adam Tyler returns in #Nighthawking, the new thriller from @thevoiceofruss

http://spr.ly/6012JjNG0

@bay_tales all booked travelling 8hrs to see @AnnCleeves @thevoiceofruss @louise_candlish and lots of new authors I will endeavour to read introductions before I attend 😍😍😍

I'm thrilled to be nominated for this very special award. All votes will be gratefully appreciated xx