Chris Whitaker was born in London and spent ten years working as a financial trader in the city. His debut novel, Tall Oaks, was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger and also for the Last Laugh Award.
A Guardian crime book of the month, Tall Oaks also featured in Crime Time’s 'Top 100 books of 2016' and BuzzFeed’s 'Incredible summer reads'.
Chris’s second novel, All The Wicked Girls, will be published summer 2017. He lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and two young sons.