June 9, 2019

A “hello” and a “how are you” are more important than ever before.

My novels explore communities and also integration, all wrapped up in the disguise of a crime-thriller.

Recently, a lot of my time has been spent talking about how my parents’ generation took the “fight”...

August 7, 2018

I’m sitting amongst a group of young Asian’s in Bradford. 

They should be at school. 

They should believe the world is their oyster; that opportunity and success favour the hard-working. 

They do not.

I refer to them in my mind as “disassociated youth”. 

It doesn’t take lon...

July 24, 2018

A month of cracking media reviews! 

"High octane drama from one of Britain's freshest crime voices" (Phil Williams BBC Radio Five Live)

"...Harry Virdee goes from strength to strength... City of Sinners is the best yet... a pacy, punchy, procedural, but its engine is th...

March 17, 2017

Thrilled to announce that two weeks after its national paperback release, Streets of Darkness has smashed into the UK best seller charts at a staggering 13! 

Thank you to everyone who has purchased a book, shared a review and been so supportive!

July 27, 2016

Dreams come true at Harrogate Crime festival

In 2006, I read Tess Gerritsen’s mind-blowing thriller “The Surgeon.” I hadn’t read a crime novel before and had no clue what the effects of that book would be. I read it over three (terrifying) nights and remember going down...

June 16, 2016

After ten years, one million words and almost as many twists as the novel itself - IT IS HERE!

Streets of Darkness is now available!

It has been a crazy month with Streets of Darkness featured in The guardian (

February 26, 2016



The most frequent question I have been asked lately is; how on earth did you actually get published?

Good question.

There have been many contributing factors; belief, hard work and researching the market – tailoring my own brand of drama to crime-fict...

November 24, 2015


Bombarded by requests (probably because mine was an unusual story!) of the “Agenting process.” This is my view, my journey, nothing more. The advice is my personal opinion based on nothing more than experience.


The gate-keepers to traditional publishing.

An elusi...

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7th December 2006.

My inbox pinged with a message from “The Literary Consultancy” – a leading London based manuscript Assessment Company sayi...

The journey - pain, pleasure, perseverance.

November 21, 2015

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