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Writing a Spy Thriller: The Secret Deals, Espionage and Real History Behind The Wolfsberg Deception • Zoom Thursday 28 October



Writing a spy thriller, especially with a historical setting, can be a challenge. You want your book to be entertaining with all the chills and thrills that keep your reader turning the pages. But how do you write a plausible high-octane spy thriller with a good premise, plot and characters? Richard Handy takes us through his experience of writing and the inspiration for his novel, The Wolfsberg Deception. He shares how real historical events, secret technology, the people, and skulduggery between Germany, Russia and the British in Iran shaped his writing. Join us for a fascinating and entertaining dip into history, espionage and creative writing to find out what’s really going on in the world…


Professor Richard Handy is an internationally respected academic, editor, and author of technology-led spy thrillers. He has over thirty years of experience in publishing and is a leading expert on the risks of new technologies.His spy thriller series, set in the 1930s and1940s, involves the escapades of Danny Nash of the British Secret Intelligence Service. He writes other historical novels and non-fiction. He is also a member of Exeter Writers