) is a British crime-writer currently resident in Portugal
. He is the son of an RAF
fighter pilot, and has a degree in English
. Wilson is the author of the Bruce Medway
series, set on the Gold Coast
of Africa, and the Javier Falcon
series, set largely in Seville
. He is also the author of the espionage novel The Company of Strangers
and A Small Death In Lisbon
, which consists of a historically split narrative, and won the CWA Gold Dagger
in 1999. He was shortlisted for the same award again in 2003 for The Blind Man of Seville
, the first in the Javier Falcon series. The second novel in the series, The Silent and the Damned
(titled: The Vanished Hands
in the U.S.
), won the 2006 Gumshoe Award
for Best European Crime Novel, presented by Mystery Ink.