The Company of Fellows

cover design by Sessha Batto

Voted “Favourite Oxford Novel” in a poll by Oxford’s world famous Blackwell’s Bookstore

Imagine the Hannibal Lecter novels set in Oxford University. The Company of Fellows is a dark psychological thriller set in the heart of England’s oldest university.


£1.88 for Kindle in the UK

$2.99 for Kindle in the US

£9.99 paperback


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Tommy West. Brilliant academic, until a breakdown 12 years ago. He has reinvented himself as a successful interior designer. His new life is comfortable, in every way, and safe. But life without the intellectual challenge is slowly suffocating him.

Charles Shaw. Outspoken professor of theology. Sensualist. Unpopular with all his colleagues. Loathed by his ex-wife. And, as of five minutes ago, dead.

As a student, Shaw was Tommy’s mentor. Now Tommy must draw on the professor for inspiration one more time in order to find his killer. But all he has to go on are a handful of papers for the controversial research the professor was working on when he died. And the Professor’s 18 year-old daughter Becky, for whom Tommy is the last hope to get some closure on the troubled relationship with her father.

The police are convinced the Professor’s death was a suicide, which should make Tommy’s hunt easier. Only in this case, the police means his ex, Emily Harris, and her sultry sergeant Rosie Lu.

It is soon clear that the truth about the Professor’s death lies buried in the past: somewhere between the night his daughter was born – and her twin sister stillborn – and the day Tommy broke down. But for Tommy the past is a dangerous place, a long way from the safety he has so carefully built for himself. Can he find the answers before time, and his sanity, run out.

10 Responses to “The Company of Fellows”

  1. Sounds great, Dan. And I LOVE the cover. If I have learn anything from my buddy Jake Barton, it is that a good cover sells sells sells! Hopefully this will follow suit. All the best


  2. Nice to see you, Simon! There are many many things we could all learn from Jake!

  3. Hi Dan,
    Just found your blog through the Amazon thread and am happy to subscribe to it. Cheers,

  4. Thanks, Jason, and if you’d like to do a Piece if Rope interview, just let me know 🙂

  5. Hi Dan. I’ve just been watching you video of you reciting your book. Gret stuff. Thanks for the interview, it was fun and the hits keep coming.

  6. It’s a pleasure – as soon as I get back this evening I’ll start promoting it fully 🙂

  7. Hi Dan,

    Just finished The Company of Fellows and want to let you know how very good the book is. Characters were complex, often engaging, always interesting. The plot was clever, but not forced. That is, the twists grew out of character motivations, and took some surprising but very believable turns. The writing was simply stellar.

    And I want to hire Tommy to cook for me.

    PS: Back in July you posted my interview (How Long is a Piece of Rope?)
    Been meaning to read your book ever since answering your fun questions. Sorry it took so long…

  8. Thank you so much 🙂 I hvae a feeling I may have gone over the top with the food, but I love cooking even more than I love a good thriller!

  9. I love a good thriller and a good meal. Cooking…not so much.

  10. This is very interesting, You’re a very skilled blogger. I’ve joined your feed and look forward to seeking more of your wonderful post. Also, I’ve shared your web site in my social networks!

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