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About Nick


After graduating from the London School of Economics in 1979, Nick became City Editor of Prestel CitiService before joining Reuters.

During 12 years working for Reuters, Nick worked in New York, Amsterdam, London and Hong Kong. His articles have appeared in many of the world’s major newspapers, from USA Today to the Wall Street Journal. He has interviewed some of the world’s most powerful executives, from Microsoft’s Bill Gates to Jack Welch of General Electric, and he has appeared on Reuters Television, BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service. His time with Reuters has given a contemporary influence to much of his writing, including his thrillers.

As a freelance writer, Nick has written for the Financial Times, Investors Chronicle, Money Observer and MSN.

Multiply Your Money, Nick’s UK savings and investment book, was published in 2001, then updated and reprinted in 2015 by Harriman House who also published the three volumes of the Bernard Jones Diaries in 2007-8. His Investors Chronicle piece ‘Making Sense of Chaos’ won the article of the year award from for the UK Chartered Financial Analysts Society in 2014.

Nick’s thriller Bite was self-published in 2007 before becoming a best-seller in 2014 with more than 300,000 copies sold. Bite is now published as a paperback and e-book by Sphere, and has been translated into six languages. His critically-acclaimed second thriller, Heartbreaker, averaged 4.5 out of a possible five stars from over 100 Amazon reviewers. A third thriller, Mirror Mirror was published in 2016.

The first DCI Craig Gillard book, The Body in the Marsh, was published by Canelo in September 2017 and was in the top 50 bestselling books on Amazon UK in spring 2018 and in the US in spring 2019. The second in the series, The Body on the Shore, was published in September 2018.

A stand-alone suspense thriller, Trapped, was published in 2019.

DCI Craig Gillard returned in 2019 in The Body in the Mist. The Body in the Snow, The Body Under the Bridge and The Body on the Island came out in 2020.  The Bodies at Westgrave Hall, was published in February 2021. The next in the series, The Body on the Moor, was published in August 2021. 

He is married and lives in Lincolnshire. Nick runs occasional creative writing workshops, and is available for public speaking.

Nick was interviewed by the UK Crime Book Group in February 2021.

Contact Nick at nicklouth dot com



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