Robert Ryan (writer)

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Robert Ryan (c.1951 -), also known as Tom Neale, is an English author, journalist and screenwriter. Born in Liverpool, he moved to London to study natural sciences at university and began his writing career in the late 1980s for The Face, Arena and the US edition of GQ, and then Sunday Times.

Ryan published his first novel, Underdogs, in 1999 and collaborated with jazz trumpeter Guy Barker on an extended version of a piece called Underdogs, based on the novel. As of 2010, he published eleven more novels and was working on a novel due for release in 2011.[1] His most successful and acclaimed novels as of 2010 are Death on the Ice, which was praised and recommended by the Antarctic Heritage Trust, and Empire of Sand, inspired by David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia, to end the book where the film begins. He is also known for his Morning, Noon and Night series of books, Early One Morning (2002), The Blue Noon (2003), Night Crossing (2004), and After Midnight (2005),[2] and for the Vince Piper series he wrote under the pseudonym Tom Neale: Steel Rain (2005) and Copper Kiss (2006).[3] Most of his novels are set in historical wars, such as World War I and World War II.

Novels[edit]

  • Underdogs (1999)
  • Nine Mil (2000)
  • Trans Am (2001)
  • The Last Sunrise (2006)
  • Dying Day (2007)
  • Empire of Sand (2008)
  • Death on the Ice (2009)
  • Sunset Road (2010)
  • Signal Red (2010)

Noon and Night series[edit]

  • Early One Morning (2002), Book 1 in the Morning, Noon and Night series
  • Blue Noon (2003), Book 2 in the Morning, Noon and Night series
  • Night Crossing (2004), Book 3 in the Morning, Noon and Night series
  • After Midnight (2005), Book 4 in the Morning, Noon and Night series

Vince Piper series[edit]

  • Steel Rain (2005), Book 1 in the Vince Piper series, by Tom Neale
  • Copper Kiss (2006), Book 2 in the Vince Piper series, by Tom Neale

Dr. Watson series[edit]

  • Dead Man's Land (2013), Book 1 in the Dr. Watson series
  • The Dead Can Wait (2014), Book 2 in the Dr. Watson series
  • A Study in Murder (2015), Book 3 in the Dr. Watson series
  • The Sign of Fear (2016), Book 4 in the Dr. Watson series

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robert Ryan.net
  2. ^ Fantasy Fiction
  3. ^ "Track your Series: Vince Piper". FictFact.com. Retrieved 3 March 2013.