Jim Kelly (author)

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Jim Kelly
Born (1957-04-01) 1 April 1957 (age 60)
Barnet, Hertfordshire[1]
Nationality  United Kingdom
Genre Crime
Notable awards Crime Writers Association Dagger in the Library (2006)
Spouse Midge Gillies

Jim Kelly is an author and journalist. Kelly won the Crime Writers Association Dagger in the Library award in 2006.[2][3]

As of 2016, Kelly has written fourteen[4] crime novels. His first series began with The Water Clock, featuring fictional journalist Philip Dryden, based in the Cambridgeshire area of Great Britain. Kelly won the CWA Dagger in the Library Award in 2006 for the Dryden books. His new series, based on Detective Inspector Peter Shaw, is based on the North Norfolk coast and in the port of Lynn. In 2010 Kelly won the New Angle prize for literature[5] for Death Watch, the second in the Shaw and Valentine series.

He is married to the biographer Midge Gillies and they have a daughter together.


Philip Dryden Series[edit]

  • The Water Clock 2003
  • The Fire Baby 2005
  • The Moon Tunnel 2005
  • The Coldest Blood 2006
  • The Skeleton Man 2007
  • Nightrise 2012
  • The Funeral Owl 2013

DI Peter Shaw[edit]

  • Death Wore White 2008[6]
  • Death Watch 2010
  • Death Toll 2011
  • Death's Door 2012
  • At Death's Window 2014
  • Death on Demand 2015
  • Death Ship 2016


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