EMLYN REES ran a horse race tipping service from a public phone booth when he was sixteen, the profits of which he spent entirely on cider and dry roast peanuts. He spent his early twenties traveling around Asia and mixing cocktails in London for the likes of Sylvester Stallone and Princess Anne. A short-lived career in publishing followed, during which he was described as ‘the laziest man in Britain’. Thus spurred on, he published his first thriller aged twenty-five, his second a year later, and then co-wrote seven comedies with Josie Lloyd, including the Number One Sunday Times bestseller Come Together. He is a self-confessed film, thriller and comedy addict. He now lives by Brighton beach with Josie and their three wonderful kids.