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Acclaimed Spy author of several best selling thrillers

Author Biography

Jon Stock read English at Cambridge University and worked for many years at the Daily Telegraph, where he was editor of the Saturday Weekend section. He is the author of five spy thrillers, including Dead Spy Running, which was published by HarperCollins in 2009 and optioned by Warner Bros. Writing as J.S.Monroe, he is also the author of Find Me, a psychological thriller published in February 2017 by Head of Zeus. It has been sold to nine countries. Jon lives in Wiltshire with his wife and three children, all of whom are regular visitors to Cornwall.

Acclaim for Jon Stocks previous spy thrillers.....

Dead Spy Running was was published by HarperCollins and optioned by Warner Bros. Purchase Here

"Espionage action at its best"

- The Daily Telegraph

The publishers promise ‘John le Carré meets Jason Bourne' and they are as good as their word"
- Mail on Sunday

"Fans of Spooks will feel at home in Stock's world.... A compelling thriller"
 - The Sunday Times

"An elegant, unstoppable front runner of a spy thriller"
 - The Observer

"This fast and furious spy thriller...picks up more or less where Le Carré left off"
- The Guardian

"Exactly what we need from a spy novel now"
 - Lee Child

Other Books by the same author

Together with  Games Traitors Play

and  Dirty Little Secret

these three books complete the Daniel Marchant spy trilogy which was also published in America and France

"They are a cracking good read, each one of them, and very hard to put down.  They are the inspiration for The Nare's very own thriller - To Snare a Spy"
- Toby Ashworth

further books by Jon Stock

The Riot Act
Published in 1997 it was shortlisted by the Crime Writers' Association for its Best First Crime Novel Award

The Cardamom Club
was published in 2003 in the UK and India and was based on Jon's experience as the Daily Telegraph's foreign correspondent in New Delhi

In February this year Jon Stock's latest book, a psychological thriller was published under the pseudonym J S Monroe by Head of Zeus. It is currently riding high in the book rankings - top 20 on Amazon's Kindle Chart and No 1 on Kobo (Waterstone/WH Smith), and No 2 on iBooks. Translation rights have been sold to over 11 countries.

Titled    Find Me

For this book he writes as J.S. Monroe