Writer Crime Drama Author of Stefan Gillespie
Michael Russell is a writer with an extensive background in television drama in Britain and Ireland; in particular crime drama, including ‘The Bill’, ‘Between the Lines’, ‘The Chief’, ‘Heartbeat’, ‘Midsomer Murders’, ‘A Touch of Frost’. He also worked in farming in North Devon and for Yorkshire Television as both a script editor and producer. He is the author of the successful ‘Stefan Gillespie’ historical detective novels, ‘The City of Shadows’ and ‘The City of Strangers’, set in Ireland in the 1930s and 1940s, and in many of the cities that played an important part in the lead up to the Second World War and later in the war itself: Dublin, Danzig, New York, Lisbon, Madrid, Berlin, London, Rome and Vienna. He started writing for television in order to earn enough of a living to write novels, and after many years finally got round to doing what he meant to do in the first place: write novels.
Michael lives in West Wicklow, which is at the heart of the ‘Stefan Gillespie’ novels, with his family and various animals, not far from where Detective Sergeant Gillespie grew up…