About Jay

  Author Photo courtesy of John Keatley.

Author Photo courtesy of John Keatley.


Jay Stringer was born in 1980, and he’s not dead yet. He was nominated for the Derringer award in 2010. Because he didn't win, it's important to point out that just being nominated was an honour. 

He’s English by birth and Scottish by rumour; born in the Black Country, and claiming Glasgow as his hometown.

Jay is dyslexic, and came to the written word as a second language, via comic books, music, and comedy. He writes hard boiled crime stories, dark comedies, and social fiction.

Jay is represented by Stacia Decker at Dunow, Carlson & Lerner. 


His first three books, the Eoin Miller Trilogy explored the political and criminal landscape of the West Midlands. 

He now writes books set in Glasgow and New York. 

Jay won a gold medal in the Antwerp Olympics of 1920. He did not compete in the Helsinki Olympics of 1952, that was some other guy. 

Cover page adapted by Jay Stringer from an original photograph © Daniel Zimmel