Development deals for two books

June 8th, 2018

The Writers’ Practice is thrilled to report that we have two books in development with major film & television studios…Stay tuned!


Catch BEN LYLE at The Festival in a Factory, Stoke-on-Trent, 7th June

May 23rd, 2018

Join Ben in conversation with David Amigoni, Professor of Literature, and Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Keele, to hear more about Ben’s inspiration for his acclaimed spy thrillers The IrregularThe Red Ribbon (Hodder) and the origins of the Secret Service. Thursday 7th June 5pm – The Decorating Studio

Buy your tickets now to avoid disappointment!


REVIEW Wall Street Journal: Back to Baker Street With ‘The Irregular’

November 6th, 2017

 ‘English writer H.B. Lyle gives us “The Irregular” (Quercus $26.99), an inventive espionage thriller set before World War I and featuring a grown-up Wiggins, the former leader of Sherlock’s street-children posse of Baker Street Irregulars…this twist-filled adventure proves far from elementary.’


The Irregular by HB Lyle – KIRKUS REVIEWS

September 28th, 2017

THE IRREGULAR (Quercus US), out in the US Nov 7th, is reviewed in Kirkus Reviews. ‘When Britain wants to inaugurate a secret service, who better to assist than the greatest detective in history?