Author of the Jan Fabel thrillers set in contemporary Hamburg and the Lennox series set in the Glasgow of the 1950s, Craig Russell’s novels have been translated into twenty-three languages worldwide and dramatized for television and radio.
The only non-German to be awarded the highly prestigious Polizeistern by the Polizei Hamburg, he was nominated for the 2007 CWA Duncan Lawrie Golden Dagger and the SNCF Prix Polar in France. In 2008, he won the CWA Dagger in the Library.
The first television adaptation in Germany of a Jan Fabel novel attracted an audience of six million viewers.
He also writes non-crime fiction under the name Christopher Galt.