Iain Maitland is the author of the thrillers, Sweet William, Mr Todd’s Reckoning and The Scribbler. Mr Todd’s Reckoning is coming to TV as a six-part series courtesy of AbbottVision, the makers of Shameless and Cracker.
He is also the author of two memoirs, Dear Michael, Love Dad and Out Of The Madhouse. He is an ambassador for the teenage mental charity, Stem4 at stem4.org.uk
He currently has a new book, 3 Bluebell Lane, that’s good to go. He is working, through 2021, on a follow-up to The Scribbler, the First Georgia Carrie Mystery, and has been asked to write two sequels to Mr Todd’s Reckoning.
Martin Carr of Abbottvision: ‘Iain Maitland has pulled off a masterstroke. Combining the ingenuity of an Agatha Christie, the horror of Rillington Place and the wit of the best of British, the story keeps you on your toes, fills you with dread and makes you laugh out loud. We can’t wait to bring it to the screen and think the audience will delight in the rollercoaster ride.’
“The Scribbler creeps up on you. Iain Maitland’s latest brilliantly creepy creation is a master class in slow, patient suspense.” Barbara Nadel
“Splendidly creepy.” Geoffrey Wansell, Daily Mail
“Maitland conjures madness from the inside, looking out … a brave book.” Jeff Noon, Spectator
“With stylish economy and a remorseless eye for detail, Iain Maitland’s Mr Todd lures us in to his moral abyss. The banality of evil … drip feeds us its shockingly tense story of unending horror … Riveting, terrifying.” Paul Ritter
“Superbly crafted … spellbinding and gripping … brilliantly observed … The setting of an ordinary two-bedroomed bungalow in suburbia is genius … the possibilities presented in Mr Todd’s Reckoning are quite terrifying. … Sparkling, mesmerising … absolutely magnificent.” Linda Hill, Linda’s Book Blog
“Iain Maitland is a genius what a book Mr Todd s Reckoning is … A really fantastic read.” It’s All About the Books Blog
“A breathless journey through fear and love that explores how interdependent those two extreme emotions are.” Ewan Morrison
“A dark, rocket-paced thriller.” Jon Wise, Sunday Sport
“There is no way the bloke who wrote this isn’t some kind of psychopath.” Alicia Harrison, Streetwise Publications