Nick Quantrill

Nick Quantrill was born and raised in Hull, an isolated industrial city in East Yorkshire. His Private Investigator novels featuring Joe Geraghty, Broken Dreams, The Late Greats and The Crooked Beat are published by Fahrenheit Press. Nick is hard at work on a fourth Geraghty novel. 

A prolific short story writer, Nick's work has appeared in Volumes Eight, Nine and Ten of The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime alongside the genre's most respected names. In 2011, Nick became the first person to hold the role of Writer in Residence at Hull Kingston Rovers, contributing sports-based fiction to the match day programme and assisting with the club's literacy programme. Nick has also worked as Writer in Residence with the National Railway Museum. His first story for children is included in the Toad Tales anthology published by Wrecking Ball.

With a growing reputation as an event chair, Nick has interviewed a series of writers on stage including Lee Child, Martina Cole, Val McDermid, Peter Robinson and Mark Billingham. Nick is also co-founder of Hull Noir, an official 2017 UK City of Culture event.

When not writing fiction, Nick interviews and writes for a variety of publications, including the 2017 UK City of Culture website and magazine. He lives in Hull with his wife, daughter, cat and the constant fear Hull City will let him down.

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Praise for Nick Quantrill

"The other big star of the book is oft-maligned Hull, whose dour image gets an airbrushing." The Sun

"Hull's answer to Ian Rankin." Hull Daily Mail

"These are not 'big' crimes that he highlights, but ones that are more of a local variety; crimes that people like George Pelecanos examine."

"Quantrill is one of our finest young writers."

"Quantrill is the Hammett of Humberside."


The Crooked Beat (2013)

The Late Greats (2012)

Broken Dreams (2010)


Bang Bang You're Dead (2012)

Short stories

Jimmy JazzCaffeine Nights Short Shot (2013)

I Am Trying To Break Your HeartCaffeine Nights Short Shot (2013)

London Calling (co-written with Ian Ayris) – The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 10 (2013)

Wrong 'Em BoyoThe Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 9 (2012)

Sucker PunchThe Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 8 (2011)

Get CarterOff The Record 2 (2012)

Death or GloryOff The Record (2011)

All You Fascists Bound To LoseRadgepacket 6 (2012)

Stay FreeTrue Brit Grit (2011)

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