Keith Houghton


When I was thirteen, my English teacher advised me to write something other than science fiction - since she was fed up with reading my sci-fi short stories whenever she gave the class a creative essay assignment. At the foot of one of these flights of fancy, in bold red ink, she told me I'd never make it as a science fiction writer. It took me thirty years to heed her advice and switch genres. Now my crime thrillers have sold more than 150,000 copies on Amazon alone. Why didn't I listen to her sooner?

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KILLING HOPE, the first book in Keith's bestselling Gabe Quinn Thrillers series, was chosen by the Editors at Amazon UK to feature in their Best 150 Picks of 2013, after it reached #4 in the UK Chart and stayed in the Top 10 for 3 weeks. Each book in the Series has achieved the #1 position in its Kindle categories, internationally, on multiple occasions.

In early 2014 Keith guest-starred on the Amazon booth at the London Author Fair, working with the Kindle Team, where he chaired group seminars for indie authors interested in Amazon Publishing. Keith's writing style, suspenseful storytelling and engaging characters have been likened by Kindle readers to Dennis Lehane, Raymond Chandler and Michael Connelly. His books sell in 10 countries and have attracted more than 900 Five-Star Reviews on Amazon. His success story has been featured on the Amazon Gateway and in the Kindle Newsletter.

Keith doesn't write your run-of-the-mill mysteries. He doesn't conform to formulaic storytelling. He shies away from stereotypical characters and doesn't pad his stories with unnecessary waffle. What he gives you are edge-of-the-seat thrillers crammed so full of breathtaking twists and turns you'll need a neck brace and a vacation afterwards. His characters are emotive and his plots are addictive, and his killer endings will leave you gobsmacked and gasping for more. So what are you waiting for? ... Buy this series!

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Keith is an independent self-published author, currently dividing his time between writing a standalone thriller and pulling hair out of the plughole.

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