About Emlyn

EMLYN REES is an author, editor and director of the Dark & Stormy Crime Film, TV & Book Festival.

He spent his early twenties traveling around Asia and pouring drinks in London for the likes of Sylvester Stallone and Princess Anne, before joining the Curtis Brown literary agency and having his first crime novel published aged twenty-five, his second a year later, and then co-writing seven comedies with Josie Lloyd, including the Number One Sunday Times bestseller Come Together.

Emlyn recently set up and launched the UK and US paperback crime fiction imprint, Exhibit A, for Angry Robot, and now, along with Julia Crouch and Ray Leek, runs the Dark & Stormy Crime TV, Film & Book Festival.

Emlyn’s race-against-the-clock thriller, Hunted, was published in 2012 by Constable & Robinson in the UK and HarperCollins in the US. The sequel, Wanted, is out in 2014.

Emlyn lives in Brighton with his wife Joanna Rees, who also writes under the name Josie Lloyd. We’re Going on a Bar Hunt, a parody, written by Emlyn and Josie, and illustrated by the brilliant Gillian Johnson, was published by Constable books in 2013.

Emlyn’s thrillers are represented by Jonny Geller @ Curtis Brown

His children’s fiction is represented by Penny Holroyde @ The Caroline Sheldon Agency.

You can find out lots more about Emlyn on Tumblr, talk tunes with him at thisismyjam and contact him also on Twitter @EmlynReesWriter.

11 Responses to About Emlyn

  1. Paula says:

    Just read Love Lives… Great read.. Thank you, both of you…. Will be looking out for more…xx (duh…)

  2. warwick holding says:

    Hi Emlyn

    check out the
    Henchmans Book Club by Danny King on Kindle
    its right up your strata

    Warwick

  3. Hi Emlyn,
    Long time, no see! It’s Niels. I used to work at your Dutch publisher Arbeiderspers/Achipel. Long time ago we’ve hit the bars in Amsterdam. We drank Beerenburg together, but I doubt that you’ll remember that ;-) I read about your new book on the internet. I thought it might be fun to get in touch. Everything ok here. How are you and Josie? Wil you be visiting Amsterdam for some promotion for the new book? I’d love to have a beer with you again some time. Last time was in Londen if I’m correct. You bought us dinner! I’m going to read ‘Opgejaagd’ somewhere in the next few weeks, and I’ll let you know about the translation if you like. Good luck with the book and give my love to Josie.
    See Ya,
    Niels

    • sue young says:

      Hi Emlyn We have a library customer enquiring about the 2nd title in the Danny Shanklin series ” Wanted ” when is it due out ? West Sussex Library Service

      • Emlyn Rees says:

        Hi Sue, It’s out in Jan 2014 – I know, a little late! A Quick Reads ‘short’ called Hostage, featuring Danny Shanklin, is out right now though!

      • Emlyn Rees says:

        Did I get back on this? It’s out in Feb. Meanwhile, though, Quick Reads have just done a prequel short novella called ‘Hostage’. Thanks and sorry for the late reply.

  4. Nick Wenham says:

    Just finished ‘Hunted’ and thoroughly enjoyed it BUT its not really a standalone novel I feel. The book shows they escape but then so do the bad guys. To finish the story you have to read the next’episode’ which will be 2/3 years later. What a shame as if I’d known this was part one I’d not have read it but it is well written and I shall try any further ‘standalone’ novels you produce. Sorry to express my negative feedback but most novels I read I like to feel have an end…..not wait a few years for episode two to appear.

    • Emlyn Rees says:

      Thanks for the feedback Nick. Sometimes books don’t get written as fast as you’d like. Such is life. Will sneak you an early copy of it when it’s out if you give me a nudge nearer the time.

  5. Nick wenham says:

    Great, thanks for your reply. I shall certainly look forward to your next ‘instalment with baited breath! Seriously I really am. Looking forward too to a sneak preview as well.
    Regards Nick

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s