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Colin Falconer (born Colin Bowles in North London, 1953) is the author of sixteen novels, including 'Harem', 'When We Were Gods', and 'Anastasia'.

He moved to Australia in his twenties and worked variously as a taxi driver, semi-professional soccer player and played guitar in rough pubs before joining an advertising agency. In 1984 he moved to Sydney to pursue a career as a writer.

He has worked as a freelance journalist contributing articles to many newspapers and magazines in Australia and overseas including The Australian, Playboy, Cosmopolitan, The Bulletin, Qantas magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, GH (UK), She (UK). He was at various times a columnist for the National Times, Ansett Inflight Magazine, Gourmet Traveller and The Australian Women's Weekly. His very first paid piece in The National Times led to him being sued by RSL president Bruce Ruxton. His proudest moment!

He also wrote for radio and television, while working on his first novel, 'Venom', which was eventually five years in the making.

He has been a full-time novelist since 1990, writing as Colin Bowles, Colin Falconer and Mark D’Arbanville, with his work published widely in Europe, the UK and the USA. His books have been translated into seventeen languages. He travels regularly to research his novels and has completed promotional tours for translations of his novels in Mexico, Turkey and Romania.

"Harem", the story of Suleiman the Magnificent, sold over 150,000 copies in Germany alone and Aztec was on the best seller lists in Mexico for four months. Anastasia, a moving and evocative novel based around the legend of the missing Russian princess, and My Beautiful Spy, a love story set against the haunting backdrops of wartime Bucharest and Istanbul, were both best sellers in Australia.

He travels regularly to research his novels. An Australian critic once introduced him to an audience this way: "Colin Falconer's novels are based on dedicated research and a profound knowledge of his subject, stories of passion and human frailty drawn on a vast canvas, about the perennial nature of love and the human spirit."

As Mark D’Arbanville, he published his first contemporary novel, THE NAKED HUSBAND with Bantam in 2004. It sold over 60,000 copies in Australia and reached No9 on the Australian Bestselling Fiction list for that year. Its sequel, THE NAKED HEART was published in 2005.

As Colin Bowles he has published six novels for children and young adults. His last, NIGHTS IN THE SUN(2003) won the 2004 WA Premier’s Literary Award for the Best Children’s Book of the Year.

He has written nine humour books, the latest I’VE BEEN FLUSHED FROM THE BATHROOM OF YOUR HEART - the 100 Worst Songs Ever(Allen & Unwin) was published in October 2008. An adult non-fiction title THE YEAR WE SEIZED THE DAY, co-authored with Elizabeth Best — is an inspirational memoir of the authors’ 1000 km walk of the Camino in Spain and was published Allen & Unwin in 2007. This was his first travel book. His second saw him running with the bulls in Pamplona, chasing tornadoes across Texas and Oklahoma, cage shark diving in South Africa, and getting tear gassed in La Paz on his way to the Death Road in Bolivia.

He has been a guest at numerous Writers’ Festivals in throughout Australia and recipient of numerous Writer-in-Resident grants.

He also worked for fifteen years as a volunteer ambulance officer in his spare time. His wife of twenty years, Helen, died in 2002. He has two grown daughters. He is currently based in Adelaide in South Australia, but he travels constantly.

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Total Books: 74
The Unkillable Kitty O'Kane A Novel
2017 - The Unkillable Kitty O'kane a Novel (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781542048972
ISBN-10: 1542048974
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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Isabella Braveheart of France
2015 - Isabella Braveheart of France (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781477828489
ISBN-10: 1477828486
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Colossus A Novel
2015 - Colossus a Novel (Hardcover)Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781250050830
ISBN-10: 1250050839
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The William Shakespeare Detective Agency The Dark Lady
2015 - The William Shakespeare Detective Agency the Dark Lady [The Willaim Shakespeare Detective Agency - Volume 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781621252313
ISBN-10: 1621252310
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The School of Night The William Shakespeare Detective Agency
2014 - The School of Night the William Shakespeare Detective Agency [Volume 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781621252139
ISBN-10: 1621252132
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Naked in Saigon
2014 - Naked in Saigon [The Naked Series - Volume 3] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781621251699
ISBN-10: 1621251691
Genre: Romance
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East India
2014 - East India (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781621251798
ISBN-10: 1621251799
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Eye of the Tiger book IV in the Opium Series
2013 - Eye of the Tiger Book IV in the Opium Series (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781621251163
ISBN-10: 1621251160
Genre: Romance
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Godless book V in the Opium Series
2013 - Godless Book V in the Opium Series (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781621251170
ISBN-10: 1621251179
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Chasing the Dragon book III in the Opium Series
2013 - Chasing the Dragon Book III in the Opium Series (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781621251156
ISBN-10: 1621251152
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Silk Road
2013 - Silk Road (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781621251095
ISBN-10: 1621251098
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Naked in LA
2013 - Naked in La (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781621251200
ISBN-10: 1621251209
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Istanbul
2013 - Istanbul (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781621251071
ISBN-10: 1621251071
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Israel
2013 - Israel (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781621250982
ISBN-10: 1621250989
Genre: History
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Aztec
2013 - Aztec (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781621250944
ISBN-10: 1621250946
Genre: History
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Jerusalem
2013 - Jerusalem (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781621250951
ISBN-10: 1621250954
Genre: History
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Freedom
2013 - Freedom (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781621250968
ISBN-10: 1621250962
Genre: History
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Zion
2013 - Zion (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781621250975
ISBN-10: 1621250970
Genre: History
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Naked In Havana
2013 - Naked in Havana [Naked Series - Volume 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781621251026
ISBN-10: 1621251020
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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Air Opium
2013 - Air Opium [Volume 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781621250852
ISBN-10: 1621250857
Genre: Romance
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Opium
2013 - Opium [Volume 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781621250777
ISBN-10: 1621250776
Genre: Romance
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1998 - Der Lavendelgarten [German Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
1995 - Triad (Hardcover)Paperback
1995 - Triad (Paperback)Hardcover
1994 - Harem (Paperback)Hardcover
1993 - Fury (Paperback)
1990 - Venom (Hardcover)Paperback
La Ruta De La Seda [Novela Historica] (Paperback)Paperback