William Sutton is a novelist, musician and Latin teacher. After learning blues harmonica from his Latin teacher, he ran away to São Paulo to write.
In historical mystery Lawless and the Devil of Euston Square, Sergeant Lawless unearths scandal, sabotage and stink beneath Victorian London’s streets.
“Extravagant and thoroughly enjoyable,” wrote Allan Massie in The Scotsman.
Lawless and the Flowers of Sin, delving into the dirtier side of London’s underworlds, was one of the Mail on Sunday‘s Books of the Year:
“The wealth of period detail and quirky characterisation suggest this series will be around for a long time. A must for fans of Ripper Street.”
The Morning Star also made it a Book of the Year:
“This is an extraordinary novel, deserving of the widest readership not only for its impressive literary merits but also for the breadth and subtlety of its political, moral and philosophical exploration of the great social evil. Sutton doesn’t tell you what to think about these matters. But he does show you what you ought to be thinking about.”
Lawless and the House of Electricity connects a conspiracy threatening Britain’s security and a farflung stately home with a secret in the East Wing.
“Another winning entry in another extraordinary series, with Sutton delivering a rich stew of satire, social history and adventure.” Mat Coward, Morning Star
“Lawless returns in a thrillingly complex tour de force, encompassing the breath-taking developments of the Victorian era, driven by a desire for social and political change. …an electrifying romp sure to dazzle fans of historical crime fiction.” Megan Kenny, The Book Bag
William has appeared at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, CrimeFest, Portsmouth BookFest and many more, often wielding a ukulele. He has visited book groups and writers’ groups from High Down Prison to Eton College. His plays have been produced on radio and in London fringe theatres. He has written for The Times and the Fortean Times, tutored the Sugababes, acted in the longest play in the world, and played cricket for Brazil.
He has taught Creative Writing at University of Portsmouth. He offers workshops in Creative Writing, Crime Writing, Greeks, Romans, Victorians, Typewriter Tales (story workshop) and Song Writing.