I am awe at what a solid series the Brighton’s No.1 Private Detective series is. Tom Trott really is writing in his own lane here and this is a series that I would be happy to come back to time and time again.
— Reflections of a Reader
Demands and deserves your full attention.
— Books Are Cool
I am totally enamored with the cunningly talented Tom Trott.
— Books & Bindings
One of those books that you will be delighted to have discovered.
— A Little Book Problem

About me

Born in Brighton, I went to school in here, worked many jobs here, and have never lived anywhere else. I first started writing at school, where a group of friends and I devised and performed comedy plays for assemblies, much to the amusement of our fellow pupils. The young ones would cheer (and the old ones would groan) as we stepped up onto the stage, the buzz was tangible. It has been with me ever since.

As an adult I have written a short comedy play that was performed at the Theatre Royal Brighton in May 2014 as part of the Brighton Festival; Daye's Work, a television pilot for the local Brighton channel; and won the Empire Award (thriller category) in the 2015 New York Screenplay Contest. I published my first novel, You Can't Make Old Friends, in 2016; my second, Choose Your Parents Wisely, in 2017, my third, The Benevolent Dictator, in 2018, and now my fourth, It Never Goes Away, in 2019. When I’m not writing books, I’m writing about writing, books, and film on Medium.

My inspirations as a writer come from a diverse range of storytellers, but I have a particular love for the works of Raymond Chandler, Agatha Christie, Joel & Ethan Coen, Arthur Conan-Doyle, Daphne du Maurier, Alfred Hitchcock, Bryan Fuller, Ira Levin, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Towne, JRR Tolkien, and many, many more books and films beside. If you can't find me, or I'm not answering my phone, I'm probably at the cinema.

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