Before becoming a writer, Michael Ridpath used to work as a bond trader in the City of London. He wrote eight financial thrillers which were published in over 30
languages, and three of which reached the Sunday Times top-ten bestseller list. He writes the “Fire and Ice” series, featuring the Icelandic
detective Magnus Jonson, and has also
written two spy novels set at the beginning of World War II. He lives in London.