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Trevor Wood’s debut crime novel The Man on the Street has been optioned for TV by World Productions, the makers of Line of Duty and Bodyguard.
The thriller follows a homeless veteran who sees a murder on Newcastle’s Quayside – but no one believes him.
All in Her Head by Nikki Smith
Alison is convinced she’s being stalked by her ex-husband until the mention of one name turns her world upsidedown. Is she losing her mind or is it all in her head?
Trevor Wood has lived in Newcastle for 25 years and considers himself an adopted Geordie, though he still can’t speak the language. He’s a successful playwright who has also worked as a journalist and spin-doctor for the City Council. Trevor holds an MA in Creative Writing (Crime Fiction) from UEA.
‘Solid plotting, strong characterisation and a likable and sympathetic protagonist add up to an assured debut’ Guardian
Nikki Smith studied English Literature at Birmingham University, before pursuing a career in finance. Following a ‘now or never’ moment, she applied for a Curtis Brown Creative course where she started writing this book. She lives near Guildford with her family and a cat who thinks she’s a dog.