John Rickards (author)

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John Rickards (born 7 January 1978 in Barnet, North London, England) is a British crime writer who signed with Penguin Books at the age of 24.


Before becoming a novelist, Rickards worked as a freelance journalist in the shipping industry on a succession of magazines and news publications, often in an editorial role. He graduated from Cardiff University with a degree in Environmental Engineering, although he has never worked in the field.

He lives in Eastbourne, Sussex with his partner and son.

His novels feature an ex-FBI agent named Alex Rourke.


Alex Rourke books[edit]


  • Dublin Noir - the short story Wish (2006)
  • Fuck Noir - the short story Twenty Dollar Future (TBA)


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