Craig Russell (British author)

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Craig Russell is a British-born novelist and short story writer. His Hamburg-set thriller series featuring detective Jan Fabel has been translated into 23 languages. Russell speaks fluent German and has a special interest in post-war German history. His books, particularly the Fabel series, tend to include historical or mythological themes.

Craig Russell
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Occupation Novelist
Genre Fiction: Thriller, Crime, historical
Website
www.craigrussell.com

In February 2007, Russell was awarded the Polizeistern (Police Star) by the Hamburg Police, the only non-German ever to have received this accolade. In June 2007, Russell was shortlisted for the £20,000 CWA Duncan Lawrie Gold Dagger, the world's largest literary prize for crime fiction. He was the winner of the 2008 CWA Dagger in the Library.[1]

Novels[edit]

The novels Craig Russell has written include:[2]

Jan Fabel series:
Blood Eagle (2005)
Brother Grimm (2006)
Eternal (2007)
The Carnival Master (2008)
The Valkyrie Song (2009)
A Fear of Dark Water (2011)


Lennox series:
Lennox (2009)
The Long Glasgow Kiss (2010)
The Deep Dark Sleep (2011)
Dead Men and Broken Hearts (2012)

Filmography[edit]

Two of Craig Russell's novels in the Fabel series have been produced for German Television by Tivoli Film[3][4] for public broadcaster ARD: Brother Grimm[5] (aka Wolfsfährte, directed by Urs Egger, premiere date 30 October 2013) and Blood Eagle[6] (aka Blutadler, directed by Nils Willbrandt, premiere date 3 November 2012). The lead role was played by Peter Lohmeyer. Both films were adapted for television by screenwriter Daniel Martin Eckhart.

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