James Henry is the pen name for James Gurbutt, who has written four prequels to R D Wingfield's popular Frost series. He works in publishing, and enjoys windsurfing and long lunches.
Vivid and compelling, with great evocation of the 1980s period. - Peter JamesJames Henry has done it again with another taut, highly atmospheric police procedural! - Simon KernickPerfectly structured, authentically bred from its bleak and watery setting, Blackwater gives us a new Essex reimagined as a noir landscape. - Lawrence OsborneThe smell of the marshes permeates every page . . . This is old-style policing set in an interesting period, and it's an encouraging start to what is likely to be an engaging series. - Daily MailA palpable hit . . . [a] dark, but glittering pearl. - The IndependentBrilliantly engineered police procedural. - Daily Mirror