Neil White is a criminal lawyer and a crime fiction writer, and so spends his days in the courtroom and his evenings writing crime fiction. His gritty and contemporary novels are set in the old cotton towns of Lancashire, and feature intrepid reporter Jack Garrett as the hero.
Neil writes with only one goal: to write a book he would want to read.
His novels have received critical acclaim and sold around the world, and are soon to be translated into German, Romanian and Bulgarian. Neil's debut novel, Fallen Idols, was nominated for the World Book Day Award, and was described as "a masterpiece" by www.eurocrime.co.uk, and his follow-up book, Lost Souls, saw Neil "come into his own", as per www.thebookbag.co.uk.
"A masterpiece. A fantastic book."
Fallen Idols is a whirlwind of a novel. It would certainly be on my list of recommended books to take with you on a beach holiday, or to while away the dark hours of a winter's evening ... fast-paced, gutsy thriller ... which I defy you to put down!"
"this is a story worth reading ....Neil White will be someone to watch for the future.."
"One to watch"
"a terrific thriller"
Law Society Gazette
"A dazzling debut novel."
"if you want a racy crime thriller, then this book is the one for you."
Deccan Herald, India
"A fast-paced crime novel that will keep you guessing until the very end."
"White has come into his own with this book. I have seen Neil White compared to Peter James, but he's far better than that."
Publications & Performance History
Fallen Idols - 2007
Lost Souls - 2008
Last Rites - 2009
Workshop & Reading Experience
Neil has conducted a number of well-received author visits to libraries in the north. He appeared as a panellist at Crimefest 2008 and worked on a writing project with Year 6 pupils at Thornhill Junior School in Dewsbury.
Group size preference
Group age preference
Area prepared to travel
50 mile radius of Preston