In addition to her Hakim and Arnold crime series set in east London, Barbara Nadel is the author of the Ikmen crime novels, set in Turkey. Born in London's East End, Barbara now lives in Essex.
Gordon Newman is a writer and television producer. In the 1970s, he created the British television show, Law and Order, and in more recent years, Judge John Deed and New Street Law. He is married and lives in London.
Richard North Patterson
Richard North Patterson is the author of fifteen novels - including Balance of Power, The Race and Eclipse - eight of which were consecutive international bestsellers. Formerly a trial lawyer, Patterson was the SEC's liaison to the Watergate special prosecutor, and he has also served on the boards of several Washington advocacy groups. Richard lives in San Francisco with his partner, Dr Nancy Clair.