Tony is the author of five DCI Sarah Rudd City thrillers. In each, he draws upon his career as a London financier to expose the underworld of dark practices and shadowy characters. None, however, are able to withstand the bravery and incisive detection methods of one of the police force’s bravest officers. Her juggling of career demands, husband, children and her own demons, make riveting reading.
He has written two more novels, which trace the early career of probationary police constable Sarah Whitson. In ‘On Scene and Dealing’ she meets her future husband Nick. In ‘Journey to the Crown’ she has a devastating affair with Dr Martin Redding. The final chapter jumps ahead to sample her future life as a private detective.
Tony has created an innovative series as a novella writer. Reflecting iconic cinema classics, his first is ‘Lunch with Harry’, which is inspired by ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’. Others include ‘Twelve Troubled Jurors’ (echoing ‘12 Angry Men’), ‘Forever on Thursdays’ (capturing the drama of ‘Brief Encounter’) and ‘The Man Who Hated’ (based on the Michael Douglas film, ‘Falling Down’).
He has written short-stories wherein the net proceeds go to HEART UK – The Cholesterol Charity. He is an ambassador for the charity.
Aged seventy-two, Tony is a follower of the wisdom of Albert Einstein: “When a man stops learning, he starts dying.” He lives in Bedford with his wife Judy. They value every trip down the M1 to Watford to be with Grandson Henry.
Oliver J Richbell
After spending over a decade as a lawyer Oliver runs a dispute resolution consultancy that helps businesses resolve their commercial disputes through dialogue and negotiation. He is Chairman of Bedfordshire’s region of Wooden Spoon, a charity that helps socially, mentally and physically disadvantaged children and he is also a volunteer at a local homeless outreach organisation. He lives in Bedford with his wife and daughter.
Oliver has published his first solo novella ‘Gloriana’ which is inspired by the Tom Cruise film, ‘Valkyrie’. Using the background of ‘Brexit’, ‘Gloriana’ creates a thunderous political thriller with a mesmeric ending.
Having collaborated with Tony Drury on ‘Twelve Troubled Jurors’ Oliver has also written ‘The Courageous Witness’ based on the movie ‘The Accused’. It will published in early 2019 as part of the Novella Nostalgia series and it also launches the character of Barrister Amanda Buckingham: there are many more legal stories to follow.
On top of all of that, Oliver is writing a novel.