William Ryan is an Irish writer, living in London - having worked as a lawyer in the City of a number of years. In his spare time, he wrote on an occasional basis for television and film before completing a Masters in Creative Writing at St Andrews University in 2005.
Praise for "The Holy Thief""Without a doubt, "The Holy Thief" is one of the best historical mysteries I've read in the last ten years."--David Liss"One of the year's most exciting [debuts] . . . While the search for Russian icons will bring to mind Martin Cruz Smith's brilliant "Gorky Park", Ryan puts a fresh, original spin on the briskly paced "The Holy Thief"."--Oline H. Cogdill, "Sun-Sentinel""Ryan, who merits comparison to Tom Rob Smith, makes palpable the perpetual state of fear. . . . Readers will hope Korolev has a long career ahead of him."--"Publishers Weekly" (starred review)