Antony Johnston
Award-winning New York Times bestseller
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The Dog Sitter Detective
Murder mysteries... with dogs!

The Dog Sitter Detective

“Cosy crime, dogs, and a fabulous heroine to root for... The Dog Sitter Detective is a fantastic read”
Hannah Hendy

Retired actress Guinevere 'Gwinny' Tuffel is finding life hard after inheriting her late father's run-down home and discovering she's broke. But Gwinny’s delighted to be at her best friend Tina's country house, for Tina's wedding to a handsome Italian business magnate... until the husband-to-be is found dead in the library and Tina is accused of the murder.

Convinced of her friend's innocence, Gwinny must piece together the truth and uncover the real killer from a pool of larger-than-life suspects, who all have something to hide... while also looking after Tina's expensive saluki dogs!

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The Dog Sitter Detective Takes the Lead

“Warm, witty, and with a decidedly wicked sense of humour, this book is a ton of fun”
Alice Bell

Gwinny Tuffel is preparing for her first acting role in a decade in the West End, but she is still dog-sitting on the side to keep the wolf from the door. So, when ageing rock star Crash Double needs help with his Border Collie, she jumps at the chance. After all, looking after the charming Ace on Crash's Little Venice houseboat shouldn't be an onerous task. But that's before the singer's dead body surfaces during the annual Canal Carnival festivities.

While the police dismiss the death as an accident, Gwinny suspects murder most foul. With a medley of suspects and some far-fetched motives to make heads or tails of, it is up to Gwinny, with Ace's on the ground knowledge, to make sure the killer faces the music!

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The Dog Sitter Detective, Books 3 & 4

Good news – Antony recently signed up to write two further books in the series! Click here to read the announcement in The Bookseller.

Brigitte Sharp
Action-packed thrillers ripped from the headlines

The Exphoria Code
Audible Crime & Thriller Pick of the Month

“Possibly the definitive espionage thriller of the early 21st century”
Alan Moore


MI6 cyber-analyst Brigitte Sharp has been deskbound for three years after her very first field op went badly wrong. But when her best friend is murdered in connection to a series of strange internet posts, Bridge must infiltrate a top secret military project to root out the killer.

There, she learns that the truth behind the Exphoria code is worse than anyone imagined. Soon Bridge is on the run, as a deadly terrorist plot unfolds and threatens everything she still has to live for.

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The Tempus Project

“Forget about Lisbeth Salander, here comes Brigitte Sharp. Unputdownable!”
Johana Gustawsson


And this time she's battling a series of hacks and ransomware attacks masterminded by a hacker known only as 'Tempus', who targets politicians and government officials with impunity.

Realising this campaign is linked to a cyber-attack on the London G20 summit, Bridge is drawn into the dark-web world of cryptocurrencies, Russian hackers and an African rebel militia. She must race against time, to prevent a disaster that could alter the balance of global power forever.

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The Patrios Network

“Contemporary, lightning-paced and in the very top tier of spy fiction. Highly recommended”
MW Craven


When a renegade British officer steals plans for a high-tech weapon that could plunge whole cities into darkness, elite MI6 hacker Brigitte Sharp is sent to get them back. But her mission goes badly wrong.

Meanwhile a 'deepfake' video of a senior US politician calling for race war in Europe sends a flood of Americans to join neofascist militias on the continent. The Russians nurse a ruthless grudge against a fugitive whistleblower. And in the wings, the Chinese flex their muscles. Everything seems connected... but how?

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Frightening Curves
Antony’s debut novel, winner of Best Horror at the Independent Publisher (IPPY) Awards

“Smart and viciously funny... Deftly plays on our fear of the unknown”

Phil London is an ex-cop — and a psychic. He used to work for Section Five, a clandestine British paranormal police force, until his wife's suicide drove him to leave.

But now Phil has stumbled upon an ancient power lurking in the London Tube system; a power that once ruled the city, and is hungry to regain power even if it destroys society. Realising his past as a 'Fiver' is the key to his survival, Phil fights for his life and sanity... down in London's subterranean frightening curves.

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Stealing Life

“Johnston delivers sharp, witty and brilliantly observed prose”
Strange Alliances


Gentleman burglar Nicco Salarum is in trouble. He ditched an expensive shipment of stolen goods rather than kill a security guard, but that shipment 'belonged' to a local mob boss, and now Nicco owes him.

So when a mysterious wizard offers him a large sum to steal a dignitary's necklace, Nicco thinks his prayers have been answered. But the job is not what it seems — soon the wizard has disappeared, the dignitary is dying, and Nicco is on the run...

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The Organised Writer
A productivity system for writers

“The Marie Kondo of writing”
Linda Stratmann

A productivity system designed for writers, by a writer

The Organised Writer outlines Antony's own methods and processes for getting work done and juggling multiple projects, after more than a decade of real-world use.

Written in a conversational and page-turning style, The Organised Writer is a practical and focused approach to writing for every author who wishes they could take control of their workload.

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More Writing & Other Work
For links to more of Antony’s work, including videogames, graphic novels, music, podcasts, and more, see the work index page.