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Hello, come on in. Cup of tea? 

Welcome to my website. It is – and I don't think I'm exaggerating here – the world's foremost repository of Christopher-Shevlin-related information. Which is to say, it will tell you a tiny bit about me and my books.

I’m writing this a few months after the release of my third Jonathon Fairfax book: The Spy Who Came in from the Bin. So far, that's going really unbelievably well. I'm really grateful to everyone who's bought it, reviewed it, recommended it, trimmed their hedges in the shape of it, etc. Thank you.

In fact, all of that has been so encouraging that I've started a monthly(ish) newsletter, which one or two people seem to prefer to the books. If you sign up for it, you get a free copy of The Deleted Scenes of Jonathon Fairfax, as well as special offers and things.

I've also just released a novella, which is a bit of a departure for me. It’s called The Pursuit of Coconuts and my editor calls it a satirical fable (always the largest and most crowded section of any bookshop). It’s an idea that appeared in my head a few years ago, and wouldn’t leave me alone. My editor thinks it might do better than my Jonathon Fairfax books, but let’s see how it goes.

I should also mention that I'm about halfway through the second draft of a fourth Jonathon book, and have done about a seventh of a novel about PG Wodehouse.

Anyway, have a look around, and thanks for visiting,


(P.S. What I've written above is from a while ago now. I've been really struggling with long covid for over a year, so that's why I haven't updated the site, finished a book, kept up with emails, or done much of anything really – sorry about that. In fact, I've just started a buy me a coffee page, to help with finishing the fourth Jonathon book.)

Cover image for The Pursuit of Coconuts


Peter lives on a perfect, unspoiled tropical island. He and the other islanders have everything they need: warm sun, shelter, plenty of fruit to eat. What could possibly go wrong?
A satirical fable about modern life, from the bestselling author of the Jonathon Fairfax novels.


(If, er, if that's all right?)

He only knows three things about himself: he's polite, he likes tea, and everyone's trying to kill him. Set in Berlin, the book begins as a somehow familiar figure wakes up in a bin with no idea who he is. He has to find out, while he still can...

Cover of The Spy Who Came in from the Bin


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