Guy Bolton lives in London and has worked in publishing, film and television. He currently works in drama at the BBC and has had screenplays optioned by Bedlam Productions, Hat Trick and Tiger Aspect.
The Pictures, his first novel is published by Oneworld. A noir thriller, it is set in Hollywood in 1939 - the year that Gone With The Wind and The Wizard of Oz were made.
'An astonishingly accomplished debut.' Daily Mail
‘A splendid read…handled with great skill…[Bolton] paints a portrait of the period with a confidence usually reserved for old survivors.’ The Times
'[A] laser-sharp noir thriller.' Financial Times
‘Brilliantly atmospheric and compelling.’ Mail on Sunday
‘Craine is not the usual maverick cop and his ambiguous nature makes this novel tick…Place and period are lovingly described.’ Spectator
‘A skilfully written, atmospheric tale.’ Literary Review
‘It's one of those books which you pick up idly - and don't put down. I read it in a couple of days and I'm still thinking about a couple of the characters. Definitely recommended…. There's a real pace to the story and an effortless evocation of the Hollywood of the nineteen thirties…It's his first novel and is particularly assured for a debut.’ The Bookbag