Nick Stone (born 31 October 1966 in Cambridge, Englandis a British thriller writer. Stone has named some of his favourite crime writers as being James Ellroy, John Grisham, Elmore Leonard and Carl Hiaasen.

The plot for his first novel, Mr Clarinet, took shape during his visit to Haiti of 1995. It was published in January 2006 and became a critical and commercial success in the UK, reaching number 12 on the paperback bestseller lists, and number 3 in Australia. The novel has been translated into 12 languages. In an interview with Stone it was said that the book "articulated the change in Haiti over the last 30 years".

Stone's second novel, King of Sword - a prequel to Mr Clarinet, set in Cocaine Cowboy era Miami - was published in hardcover in the UK in August 2007. King of Swords has met with equally strong critical acclaim in the UK, with several reviewers considering the novel superior to his debut. King of Swords has been optioned by Martin Campbell.

Stone's third novel, Voodoo Eyes, set in Miami and Cuba either side of the 2008 US Presidential Election, marks the third and final outing for the character of Max Mingus.

Nick Stone

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