Frederick Forsyth is the winner of three Edgar Awards, and in 2012 he won the Diamond Dagger Award.
“Frederick Forsyth is the BMW of thriller writers. I always think if you wanted to learn how to make a car you’d get a BMW and take it apart and put it back together again as many times as you needed to work out how they do it. That’s what I think about Forsyth’s thriller writing.” Matt Lynn recommending Great British Thrillers.
Books by Frederick Forsyth
Interviews where books by Frederick Forsyth were recommended
Author Matt Lynn says that good thrillers need a sense of foreboding and tension – and a brilliant central character. “The thriller has always been a very political genre, a kind of snapshot in time”
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