The Book Surgeon

Andy Oakes

Andy has been a published Crime-Thriller writer since 2003, when his highly acclaimed debut novel ‘DRAGON’S EYE’, was first published by Dedalus Books and then Pan Macmillan. He was presented with the European Crime and Mystery Award in Paris and has been attributed with being the creator of an entire new genre, ‘Chinese Noir’.

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DRAGON’S EYE

‘Dragon’s Eye’, was followed by other critically acclaimed novels which have been translated into multiple languages and which have also received rave reviews.

The jury of The European Crime and Mystery Award said of Dragon’s Eye that it was…

“way out ahead of all other entrants for The European Crime and Mystery Prize.”

Andy Oakes

Andy is an instinctive writer with a very unique voice, which has won him universal praise from the most highly regarded and discerning of critics. His use of the nuances of language to transport the reader in sense and emotion to whatever landscape that he desires, has marked him out as one of the most inventive Crime-Thriller writers of his generation.

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The many fantastic international press reviews of the architect and host of these very special Masterclasses and Tutorials…

“Andy Oakes is a crime writer with a promising future.”


Doug Johnstone , Scotland on Sunday

“This is storytelling as crafted and complex as a set of Chinese boxes. The lad’s got the literary bit along with it, with his lovely sinuous prose.”


Jane Jakeman, The Independent

“With such a criminal number of authors and detectives shuffling off this mortal coil, it’s the perfect time for a new generation to try and step into their shoes. One such is Andy Oakes and his Chinese detective Sun Piao.”


Peter Whittaker, Tribune

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