Chris Whitaker was born in London and spent ten years working in the city. With a refreshingly cavalier attitude toward his family’s security, he quit his lucrative finance job at the age of 30 in order to begin his writing career. His wife and two young sons are slowly learning to love him again.
Luckily, his debut novel, Tall Oaks, went on to win a CWA Dagger. He hasn’t stopped smiling since. It’s a shame Chris was so shocked and had no acceptance speech prepared, and so forgot to thank just about everyone who helped him along the way.
When not writing, Chris enjoys stroking dogs, keeping fit and trying to befriend everyone he meets. Chris lives with his family in Hertfordshire, in a bungalow that currently has no roof. He works part-time at a local library, where he gets to surround himself with books, while learning to master the complex skill of how to ask people to pay a fine with a smile.