André Launay

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André Joseph Launay is a novelist, essayist, humourist and dramatist of French descent who writes in English under the pen names André Launay, Drew Launay, Andrew Laurance and Drew Lamark.

He is the author of family dramas, psychic thrillers, humour and travel books published in the United Kingdom and in the US. Launay lives in Nerja, in the south of Spain; He has three children: record producer Nick Launay, film director Matthew Launay, artist and illustrator Melissa Launay,[1] and three grandchildren; Lee,[2] Lana, Nicolas & Samuel.

Visit the Drew Launay website at where his best sellers are being published in most eBook formats.


  • The New Shining White Murder
  • A Corpse in Camera
  • Death and Still Life
  • The Scream
  • The Premonition
  • The Link
  • The Unborn
  • Catacomb
  • Ouija
  • The Black Hotel
  • The Girl with a Peppermint Taste
  • The Innocence Has Gone , Daddy
  • The Snake Orchards
  • The Medusa Horror
  • The Latchkey Children (Hard & Paperback)
  • The Harlequin’s Son (Hard & Paperback)
  • Seance
  • She Modelled Her Coffin (Linford Mystery Library)
  • The Two-Way Mirror
  • The Olive Groves of Alhora(With Maria Isabel Rodriguez.)
  • The Maestro of Alhora (With Maria Isabel Rodriguez)


  • Caviare and After
  • Dictionary of Contemporaries
  • Historic Air Disasters
  • Eat, Drink and Be Sorry
  • Morocco
  • Madrid & Southern Spain
  • The Other You
  • Bluffers Guide to Antiques (Paperback)
  • The Xenophobe's Guide to the Spanish[3] (Paperback)

Xenophobe's Guides[edit]

  • French for Xenophobes: Xenophobe's Lingo Learners (Paperback)
  • Spanish for Xenophobes: Xenophobe's Lingo Learners (Paperback)
  • German for Xenophobes: Xenophobe's Lingo Learners (Paperback)
  • Italian for Xenophobes: Xenophobe's Lingo Learners (Paperback)

Stage plays[edit]

  • The Man on a Balcony
  • The Aimless
  • Come Into My Bed'
  • Yes, We Have no Pyjamas
  • A Farce in his Ear, (with Anthony Marriott[4])


Radio broadcasts[edit]

  • Siesta Days, Fiesta Nights. BBC Radio Four.


  • The Man on a Balcony
  • If the Crown Fits Series with Robert Morley.

Documentary Film[edit]

  • The Chef of the Dorchester (Look at Life.)
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