My first crime fiction book, Every Reason, is available on Amazon.
The second, Whatever It Takes, is published in December 2020 by Matador. And I am now about half way through the third in the series.
I have a podcast in which I read some of the short stories I have written... You can find it at kevhwilson.podbean.com
I am working with an illustrator with a view to publishing new short stories as a collection.
I have had several plays published, and performed at theatres across the South of England.
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Whatever It Takes is a cleverly constructed crime novel with a strong female lead character. DCI Jane Birchfield tries to juggle her successful career, in what is still a male dominated profession, with that of a home life with a partner who feels he always takes second place.
The crime develops from what is thought initially to be a murder following a local online betting scam to something much more sordid and international.
This second novel by Heaton Wilson is on a par with crime fiction by more established authors of the genre. Due to strong descriptive language, the characters are realistic and brought to life with the reader feeling they know them well.
An excellent read and highly recommended.
by Shani Watts
Thoroughly enjoyed this book once I started it I couldn’t put it down
Waiting eagerly for next book
by Michael steed
Loved it. This character is a human being with the flaws, challenges and angst that come with it. The story itself was fast paced but not so complex as to get in the way of that flow. Highly recommended for people who like the Nikki Galena character created by Joy Ellis.
by NetGalley review
A recommendation from the local Isle of Wight newspaper led me to Heaton Wilson, an author I had not previously encountered. As a fan of crime fiction I was keen to discover what a local writer had to offer. I was delighted to find that he writes a well considered story with believable and interesting characters. I enjoyed the continued pace of the book that held me until the end with constant progress both from the crime angle and that of the personal lives of some of the characters. The story itself begins with a young man found dead at an internet cafe, apparently frozen in position as he worked at a computer. A murder investigation is soon launched. Who wanted him dead and why? The answers gradually reveal themselves and along with a few red herrings the crime is solved. I liked the way the story was told from an investigation point of view as opposed to a ‘whodunnit’. It was more realistic but never boring. I also liked the supportive nature of the entire police team. So many stories have an aggressive leader with downtrodden staff which becomes all rather predictable, so again this book made a pleasant change to have staff members appreciated and motivated. A well written story and I will be delighted to read more from this author.
by NetGalley review
Born in Stalybridge, near Manchester, I trained as a journalist. It was the best decision I ever made, because it not only gave me the confidence to deal with people (many of them difficult!), but it also enabled me to earn a living from doing what I have always enjoyed - writing.
I worked in Stockport, Bolton, and Bury, before moving to Herefordshire; at which point I swapped sides and moved into public relations, working in Southamptonl, Harrow, and Barnet.
My big career change came when I set myself up as a consultant, living on the Isle of Wight, where we used to come for family holidays, but working at various locations in the UK.
I gradually eased out of full time work, and founded Origins Theatre; writing our plays, and often appearing in them!
The writing bug has never left me, and after graduating with a BA Hons in Literature through the Open University, I began to explore writing fiction, including short stories.
I wrote my first crime fiction novel about three years ago. It's called Every Reason. My new book - Whatever It Takes - is the second in the series. And I am now writing the third.