Charles den Tex
Charles den Tex (b. 1952) is the Netherlands’ leading thriller writer. His work has won all the major prizes in crime fiction and has been translated into several languages. He was born in Camberwell (Australia) in 1952 and moved to the Netherlands in 1958. In London he studied photography and film. Three of his novels have won the Gouden Strop: Schijn van kans (Chance in Hell, 2002), De macht van meneer Miller (The Power of Mr Miller, 2006) and Cel (Cell, 2008). His work is often compared to that of John Grisham, Michael Crichton and Michael Ridpath. His thrillers often take place against a background of trade and industry, and involve fraud with regard to deals, mergers, and information streams – invariably resulting in murder with the aim of securing financial and political interests.