Friday, November 8, 2013

William Sutton


Will was born in Stirling, Scotland, in 1970. He appeared in Babes in the Wood aged nine, learned blues harmonica from his Latin teacher, and drove to California in a Volkswagen beetle. The Author, William Sutton
Despite writing plays and stories, he got a creditable degree and started singing in pubs and writing plays in Edinburgh. He moved to London to study acting with the renowned clown, Philippe Gaulier, and won two radio play competitions for LBC Radio. This was the beginning of his woes.
Over the years, he’s tried his hand at a variety of things in order to keep scribbling. He’s acted in the longest play in the world, The Warp (around 24 hours). He’s played guitar for the inimitable Philip Jeays from Vancouver to Edinburgh. He’s driven actors, including the gangster, “Mad” Frankie Fraser.
He’s also translated Latin, taught Greek and guitar. He’s even taught Geography, and Spanish, which he doesn’t speak. He’s tutored the Sugababes; they turned sixteen and never took the exam, but he did teach one to play Leo Sayer’s ‘When I Need Love’.
Fetching up in Brazil he had the idea for Lawless & The Devil of Euston Square one dark windy night in 2002. During the process of writing it, he scribbled articles for magazines about sponges, weird musicians and bad English.
He also played cricket for Brazil. No, he’s not Brazilian, but they wouldn’t have a team if they were strict on the regulations. Will’s team came third in the South American Cup. Out of three.
Find out loads more about Will at his website www.william-sutton.co.uk or follow him on Twitter @WilliamGeorgeQ

Exhibit A Books by William Sutton

1. Lawless and The Devil of Euston Square (August 2013)

Lawless and The Devil of Euston Square by William Sutton

Lawless and the Devil of Euston Square, by Will Sutton
“Before Holmes, there was Lawless… Before Lawless, the London streets weren’t safe to walk…”
London, 1859. Novice detective, Campbell Lawless, stumbles onto the trail of Berwick Skelton, an elusive revolutionary, threatening to bring the city to its knees with devilish acts of terror.
Thrust into a lethal, intoxicating world of sabotage and royal scandal – and aided by a gang of street urchins and a vivacious librarian – Lawless sets out to capture his underworld nemesis before he unleashes his final vengeance.
Lawless & The Devil of Euston Square is the first of a series of Victorian mysteries featuring London policeman, Campbell Lawless, on his rise through the ranks and initiation as a spy.
Murder. Vice. Pollution. Delays on the Tube. Some things never change…

Lawless and The Flowers of Sin (August 2014)

Lawless and the Flowers of Sin by William Sutton


Before Holmes, there was Lawless… Before Lawless, the London streets weren’t safe to walk…
A Foundation for Fallen Women. A chess automaton. An impossible theft.
Reluctant inspector of vice, Lawless must take a fruitless reckoning of London’s shadowy nether world. Hyposcrisy, double standards: just what we expect from stuffy Victorian society.
But Lawless was not expecting the trail that his questions open up: from the erotic booksellers of Holywell Street down the darkening passageways of Haymarket bordellos to backstreet cast-offs of the high life.
When reputations are at threat, those running the show can be merciless in defending them.
A Campbell Lawless Victorian mystery sure to appeal to fans of David Liss and George MacDonald Fraser.

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