It’s paperback publication day for Will Shindler’s twisty crime debut, The Burning Men (Hodder).

Since hardback publication in February this year, the novel was included in a fabulous round up in The Times: “The Best New Crime Fiction for February“, has received a brilliant review from The Sun, who called it “a clever, original debut”, was called a gripping debut” by Heat Magazine, and an “unmissable debut” from the Sunday Express Magazine. 

To celebrate ahead of the hardback publication of this brilliant novel, Hodder & Stoughton arranged for a fire engine to appear at Harrogate Crime Festival last year…

When a development in South London catches fire mid-construction, a close-knit team of fire fighters runs in to save a man spotted at the window.

They come out without a body. They quit the service. They plan never to speak to each other again.

Five years later one of them is set alight at his own wedding. Soon after, a second is found, nothing but a smoking corpse. It appears that someone knows what they did that night. What they chose over their duty. And there are still three men left to burn . . .

DI Alex Finn and his new partner DC Mattie Paulsen are an unlikely pairing, but they need to discover who is behind these killings before the next man faces the fire.

The novel has received a tonne of 5 star reviews…

“An excellent debut novel from this new author which has enough action and twists to retain the readers’ undivided interest from start to finish.” Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

“A clever plot, memorable characters and one or two neat twists. Highly recommended.” Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

 “A cracking, pacy, well written read.” Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

Will Shindler has been a Broadcast Journalist for the BBC for over twenty-five years, spending a decade working in television drama as a scriptwriter on Born and Bred, The Bill and Doctors.

You can currently find him every weekday on the radio reading the news headlines, whilst writing crime novels in the afternoon. Will has previously worked as a television presenter for HTV, a sports reporter for BBC Radio Five Live, and one of the stadium presenters at the London Olympics.