STOP PRESS! Given the recent European-wide scandal about horsemeat in processed food, Paulís novel Knife Edge is proving chillingly prophetic. The book lifts the lid on our industrialised system of food production, showing how ruthless supermarket cost cutting has led to some appalling practices in the farming and food processing industries, including fraud, false labelling and the sale of contaminated products that could be a danger to human health.
The book is available in both printed and e-book editions.
Paul Adam has written eleven critically-acclaimed thrillers for adults. His books have sold widely around the world, have been translated into several foreign languages and are now available as e-books.
He is also the author of the Max Cassidy Series of thrillers for children. The first book in this trilogy of adventures about a teenage escapologist, Escape from Shadow Island, won the Salford Children's Book Award and was shortlisted for 4 other awards. The other two books in the trilogy are Jaws of Death, and Attack at Dead Man's Bay.
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Paganini's Ghost, Paul's most recent book for adults, is the sequel to his best-selling murder-mystery, Sleeper (USA title, The Rainaldi Quartet) about Cremona violin maker, Gianni Castiglione, and his detective friend, Antonio Guastafeste. In Paganiniís Ghost, Gianni and Antonio return to investigate more mysterious deaths in a tantalising story of love, deception and greed. If you enjoyed their earlier adventure, you will be delighted by this new tale.
Read an interview with Paul Adam about his Gianni Castiglione mysteries and other novels on the Scene of the Crime blog...
Paul's other books for adults have dealt with such diverse topics as the secretive links between people smuggling, illegal agricultural labour and Britain's supermarkets (Knife Edge), genetically modified crops (Genesis II), cigarette smuggling in the European Union (Shadow Chasers), Chinese oppression in Tibet (Flash Point; USA title, Oracle Lake), corruption within the Vatican (Unholy Trinity) and the 21st Century surveillance society in which we live (Enemy Within).
His gripping Mike McLean Thriller Series, featuring tenacious, sharp-witted investigative journalist Mike McLean - (An Exceptional Corpse, A Nasty Dose of Death and Toxin) - are also now available as Kindle e-books.
In the USA Paul's most recent publications are Paganini's Ghost, The Rainaldi Quartet [UK title, Sleeper] and Oracle Lake [UK title, Flash Point].
Paul Adam has also written television and film scripts. He lives in Sheffield with his wife and two sons.