Paula Gosling

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Paula Gosling
Born (1939-10-12) October 12, 1939 (age 75)
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Occupation Novelist
Genre Crime, suspense, literary fiction

Paula Gosling (born 1939) is a United States-born crime writer. She has lived in the United Kingdom since the 1960s. Gosling started her writing career as a copy-writer. She published her first novel, A Running Duck, in 1974. It won the John Creasey Award for the best first novel of the year. She has also received the Gold Dagger for a subsequent book, Monkey Puzzle, in 1985. She is a past Chairman of the Crime Writers' Association.

A Running Duck (also published as Fair Game) has been adapted twice into films, once as a Sylvester Stallone vehicle, Cobra,[1] and the second time as a film with Cindy Crawford entitled Fair Game.[2]


Jack Stryker series[edit]

  • Monkey Puzzle (1985); Gold Dagger Award
  • Backlash (1989)
  • Ricochet (2002)

Luke Abbott series[edit]

  • The Wychford Murders (1986)
  • Death Penalties (1991)

Blackwater Bay series[edit]

  • The Body in Blackwater Bay (1992)
  • A Few Dying Words (1993)
  • The Dead of Winter (1995)
  • Death and Shadows (1998)
  • Underneath Every Stone (2000)

Other novels[edit]

  • A Running Duck (1974) (also published as Fair Game); John Creasey Award
  • The Zero Trap (1979)
  • Loser's Blues (1980) (also published as Solo Blues)
  • Mind's Eye (1980) (writing as Ainslie Skinner) (also published as The Harrowing)
  • The Woman in Red (1983)
  • Hoodwink (1988)
  • Cobra (1999)
  • Tears of the Dragon (2004)


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