Neil White left Bridlington as an 18-year-old clutching a single O level in English.
Today he is a lawyer working for the Crown Prosecution Service and one of Britain’s best selling crime writers – and July 16 sees the paperback launch of his latest read, Death Collector, after it became the number one best-seller e-book. It was also released in hardback and the paperback version will now be on the shelves in high street outlets and at Asda and Tesco across the country.
Neil went to Bridlington School where he admits he did not do well. “There were too many other things for a teenager to do and I failed most miserably apart from getting one English O Level,” he said.
“I had always had an interest in crime thrillers and watching such programmes as “The Sweeney” in the 1970s and was attrracted to working as a criminal lawyer,” said Neil.
His writing career took off with the best seller “Cold Kill” during the summer of 2011. “It was a big success as an an e-book partly because I think it was because the year everyone was buying Kindle readers,” said Neil.
Since then he hasn’t really looked back. His latest book “Death Collecton is the second in a trilogy. and was an e-book best seller, the final part of the trilogy “The Domino Killer” is out in about another two weeks.
That will bring the total number of crime thrillers he has written to nine, starting with the first one, “Fallen Angels” in 2007. Neil still makes regular visits to Bridlington too see family and friends.