About Colin

colin falconer, ken follett, bestseller

Colin Falconer is an internationally best-selling author. Born in London, he was a freelance journalist and advertising copywriter for many years. But writing novels was his passion and led him to write his first book, Venom, based on his own experiences in South East Asia. 

He has now published over 50 books that have been translated into 23 languages. He travels widely for research; it has led him to chasing tornadoes in Texas, diving with sharks in South Africa and running with the bulls in Spain.

Connect with Colin Falconer on TwitterFacebook and Goodreads.

He also has his own Youtube channel

Bibliography:

anastasia cover edit compressedVENOM  (Hodder & Stoughton UK, 1989, Coronet 1990. Released online 2012)

DEATHWATCH (Hodder & Stoughton UK 1991, Coronet 1992. Re-released as CORRIGAN’S RUN 2012)

HAREM (Hodder & Stoughton UK 1992, Coronet 1993. As The Sultan’s Harem by Crown, New York, 2004. Released online as HAREM and SERAGLIO 2012)

FURY (Hodder & Stoughton UK 1993, Coronet 1994. Re-released as the JERUSALEM series 2012)

OPIUM  (Hodder Headline UK 1994, Coronet 1995. Released as part of the OPIUM series, 2013)

TRIAD (Hodder Headline UK 1995, Coronet 1996. Released as part of the OPIUM series, 2013)

pearlsDANGEROUS (Hodder Headline UK 1996, Coronet 1997. Re-released as WARBABY 2013)

DISAPPEARED (Hodder Headline UK 1997, Coronet 1998 Released online 2013.)

ROUGH JUSTICE (Hodder Headline UK 1999, Coronet 1999) A Madeleine Fox novel (Released online 2014)

THE CERTAINTY OF DOING EVIL (Hodder Headline UK 2000, Coronet 2001) A Madeleine Fox novel (Released online 2014)

WHEN WE WERE GODS (Crown, New York & Random House Australia 2000, Bantam Australia 2002 Re-released as CLEOPATRA 2013)

AZTEC (Random House Australia, 2001, Bantam 2002,  published as FEATHERED SERPENT in the US by Crown New York, 2002, Bantam New York 2003  Released as AZTEC online 2013)

When We Were Gods (519x800)ANASTASIA (Bantam Australia, 2003 Released online 2013)

MY BEAUTIFUL SPY (Bantam Australia 2005, Re-released as ISTANBUL 2013)

PEARLS (Bantam Australia 2006, Released online 2013)

STAIRWAY TO THE MOON (Bantam Australia 2007)

SILK ROAD (Atlantic London 2011, released in the US by CoolGus 2013)

STIGMATA (Atlantic, London 2012, released in the US by CoolGus 2013.)

Isabella, Edward II, BraveheartISABELLA (CoolGus 2013; Lake Union, Amazon 2015)

NAKED IN HAVANA (CoolGus 2013)

NAKED IN LA (CoolGus 2013)

NAKED IN SAIGON (CoolGus 2013)

THE BLACK WITCH OF MEXICO (CoolGus 2013)

EAST INDIA (CoolGus 2014)

 

THE WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE DETECTIVE AGENCY: School of Night (CoolGus 2014)

COLOSSUS (Atlantic London, 2014, St Martin’s Press, New York 2015)

Colossus_Cover_02AS COLIN BOWLES

THE YEAR WE SEIZED THE DAY co-authored with Elizabeth Best (Allen & Unwin 2007, Bolinda Audio Books 2007. Republished in the US as Colin Falconer with CoolGus, 2014)

also as COLIN BOWLES

young adult fiction:

SURFING MISTER PETROVIC    (Penguin, Melbourne 1997)surfing

GOING OFF  (Penguin, Melbourne 1999)

WASTED (Penguin, Melbourne, 2001)

 NIGHTS IN THE SUN (Penguin, Melbourne, Sept 2003: winner Premier’s Award for YA fiction, shortlisted for VPA and QPA awards, re-released under Colin Falconer with CoolGus 2012)

                JUNIOR FICTION

 HEROES AND DRAGONS  (Heinemann, Melbourne, 1995)

THE WITCH OF ENDOR STREET     (Heinemann, Melbourne, 1996)

Also see my Google + page and my web page

7 Comments

  1. Old China Books

    July 5, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Hi Colin,

    Just tumbled to your blog, following the bread crumbs from your 2011 Why I Love Writing Big, Sweeping Historical Novels post on Hysterical Tapestry (I’m preparing a post there for Marg now). We appear to share a common interest in historical fiction aboout China (?), although you have been publishing much longer and have brisk and breezy blogging style that I have not yet conjured up and, of course, I’m self-published.

    At Amazon USA Silk Road has a note saying “not yet published,” but I took a look at The Sultan’s Harem Look Inside. From the passage called The Eski Saraya I see you have fashioned a nice filagree of detail for your description of the lady standing on the parapet and dreaming of escape, and have deftly used the hawk floating on updrafts above the palace to segue into the description. Amazon has a enviable set of notices and reviews. Some of them also expressed admiration for your prose style (in ome Silk Road review I recall, at least).

    Amazon UK has a Kindle for Silk Road but wont sell it to a USA customer, so I’ll post a watch to look out for the Kindle Silk Road to turn up over here.

    And you can add my Yang Shen book cover to your list of worsts – I believe it actually makes people put the book back down and walk away (if not run screaming into the night).

    Glad to meetcha,
    James Lande
    blog.oldchinabooks.com (also WordPress)

    BTW, there’s a link at HT that goes nowhere – http://corvus.shamwana.com/book/Silk%20Road.

  2. What an amazing life you have lived and continue to live. Thanks so Kuching for stopping by my blog

  3. Hi Colin
    Been enjoying your posts for some time now and I was so inspired by your site that when I was nominated for a Versatile Blogger Award I had to nominate you as one of the 15 that I needed to choose.

    Further details: http://rolandclarke.com/2012/09/30/versatile-blogger-award-wip-update/

    Many thanks and all the best

  4. William Bostsock

    July 4, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Dear Colin, I just got an email from Amazon saying that a customer bought your Anastasia because of the review I wrote in early March. I enjoyed writing that review. I got Aztec on my Kindle now, I think I paid 99 cents for it. I have the hardback Serpent Feather that I bought some 10 years ago. It’s great having it on Kindle in a revised version, looking forward to reading it soon. Best, Bill

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