Monday, November 23, 2015



A sultry novel in which an art thief finds himself out of his depth in a criminal maelstrom when he meets a beautiful woman with no past.
When Claude meets Maxine in the Caribbean, he falls for her. He does not expect he will start an affair with her back in London, then again he does not expect to have to call on the help of his old mate Spike, nor that will they become embroiled with Russian gangsters Vladimir and Grigory.

But then Claude will do anything to hold onto Maxine.

Peopled with thieves, hustlers, gangsters, gun runners and pimps, Wrong Crowd is a slick and action-packed ride into London’s low-life. East End villains, and the Russian Mafia collide in a fast-paced novel of deceit and criminal obsession that sparkles as it speeds towards its astonishing conclusion.


Richard, how did you get started writing and when did you become an “author?”
I always wanted to be an author from the age of seventeen. After working for an oil company and being a professor for many years in Universities, I decided to take a year out and write. I’d met the crowd surrounding the Beats and taught them while teaching English and American literature. I never looked back.

What's your favorite thing about the writing process?
There is no glass ceiling. I can always go on learning.

What books do you currently have published?

Apostle Rising, Mr. Glamour, Piquant: Tales Of The Mustard Man, One Lost Summer, Noir City, Meaningful Conversations, Confessions Of A Hit Man, Paranoia And The Destiny Programme and Wrong Crowd, also coming soon: Disembodied.

How long have you been a writer?
Professionally, seven years, otherwise all my life.

Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

What is your favorite movie?

It’s always hard to pick a favorite. I think No Country For Old Men is a classic that captures the novel well and has a cast of great actors.

Do you have a favorite book?
Many, but to name a few, Great Expectations,  Brighton Rock, Crime And Punishment, Blood Meridian.

What are you working on now?
A literary novel and then another Noir novel.


He is also a published poet and a produced playwright. His stories have been published in numerous paying magazines and over 34 anthologies, among them The Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime and The Mammoth Book Of Best British Mystery, alongside Lee Child, as well as the anthology of his stories, Piquant: Tales Of The Mustard Man. His novels have sold numerous foreign rights.
Richard Godwin was born in London and obtained a BA and MA in English and American Literature from King’s College London, where he also lectured.