Tony Broadbent was born in Windsor, England.
He was an art student in London in the late Sixties.
He then worked as copywriter and creative director at advertising agencies in London, New York, and San Francisco, before opening his own agency.
He's now a consulting brand strategist and planner.
Tony is married and lives in Davidson, North Carolina.
To see Tony talk about the In the Smoke series click here
What's the inspiration for Jethro, your suave cat-burgling protagonist? "The next Jethro creeping narrative is called Shadows In The Smoke. It touches upon 'the politics' of the London underworld and police corruption at the very highest levels..." Read more...
Why did Tony choose to set his novel in London in the late nineteen forties? "I knew and loved London. I was born into those austerity-ridden times, not that I knew it. But as I've come to realize over the years, it had an enormous impact on who and what I am and the way that I see the world." Read more...
Is reading these books a big cultural leap for American readers? "Not especially. The past is another country to all of us. And there is a glossary of slang terms at the front of the book. My editor was at first a little concerned that the language might put people off; but it's a feature that has been very favorably received. Language is key to time and place..." Read more...
Tony's interview with Rick Kleffel at bookotron.com
From The Rap Sheet blog: An Appreciation of Len Deighton's Funeral in Berlin (pdf)
From The Lineup—The MWA NorCal Chapter Newsletter: An Appreciation of Ian Fleming on the Centenary of his birth (pdf)