David Roberts Biography

David Roberts

David Roberts was an editor at Chatto and Windus, editorial director at Weidenfeld & Nicolson and a partner of Michael O'Mara Books, before becoming a full-time writer in 2000.

His series of crime novels set during the 1930s featuring Lord Edward Corinth and Verity Browne and optioned by Columbia Pictures include Sweet Poison, Bones of the Buried, Hollow Crown, Dangerous Sea and The More Deceived.

He is married and divides his time between London and Wiltshire.

How I Found the Agency

I was a publisher for thirty years and I first met Andrew Lownie when he brought me several bestsellers during the eighties and nineties. At Weidenfeld and Nicolson, where I was editorial director, Andrew proved a first-class literary agent and became a friend. Among many authors of his I published there, Andrew Roberts' first book, The Holy Fox, a biography of Lord Halifax, and Juliet Barker's biography of Charlotte Bronte spring to mind as books I was proud to publish. It was natural that when I became a writer of crime fiction that I should turn to him and he has supporte me through what has become a multi-book series.

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