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Tim Baker

Agent: Tom Witcomb

Biography: Born in Sydney, Tim Baker lived in Rome and Madrid before moving to Paris, where he wrote about jazz. He has worked on film projects in India, China, Mexico, Brazil and Australia, and currently lives in the South of France with his wife, their son, and two rescue animals, a dog and a cat.

His debut novel, FEVER CITY, was published in 2016 and went on to be shortlisted for the CWA’s John Creasey New Blood Dagger award as well as being nominated for the Private Eye Writers of America’s Shamus Award for best first novel.

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CITY WITHOUT STARS

Thriller, Faber 2018

In Cuidad Real, Mexico, a deadly war between rival cartels is erupting, and hundreds of sweatshop workers are being murdered. As his police superiors start shutting down his investigation, Fuentes suspects most of his colleagues are on the payroll of Narco kingpin, El Santo.

Meanwhile, despairing union activist Pilar decides to take social justice into her own hands. But if she wants to stop the killings, she's going to have to ignore all her instincts and accept the help of Fuentes. When the name of Mexico's saintly orphan-rescuer, Padre Marcio, keeps resurfacing, Pilar and Fuentes begin to realise how deep the cover-up goes.

FEVER CITY

Thriller, Faber 2016

Counterfactual conspiracy thriller covering a sensational kidnapping case in 1960s LA. Battling time, a sadistic FBI agent and the rich and powerful of America, a hitman and a P.I. uncover a sinister world of Hollywood blackmail & Big Oil paymasters. By the time their wild-eyed journey is over, both men will be forced to confront the roles they have inadvertently played in an event that changed the face of modern America: the assassination of JFK.