Guy Bolton lives in London and has worked in publishing, film and television. Guy’s first novel The Pictures, a detective thriller set in 1930s Hollywood, was shortlisted for a CWA Dagger award. It was listed as one of the top 10 crime books of 2017 by critics of the Telegraph, The Times and the Mail on Sunday.
His second novel, The Syndicate was published in 2018 by Oneworld. Following on from events in The Pictures the novel take place in Las Vegas in 1947 and is about the murder of infamous mobster Bugsy Siegel.
'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
‘Bolton is a fine writer. This is a gripping, gloves-off period tale, sharply told with no holds barred.’ Peter James
‘Both gritty and glitzy, this evocative noir set in Hollywood’s heyday feels like a lost reel from a Bogart classic.’ Thomas Mullen