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Greg Iles is an American novelist and screenwriter. He was born in 1960 in Germany, where his father ran the U.S. Embassy Medical Clinic. Having grown up in Natchez, Mississippi, he studied at the University of Mississippi.
After working as a musician, Iles began writing his first novel. Spandau Phoenix was published in 1993, and after its sale, Iles was able to before a full time writer. The novel went on to become a New York Times best seller.
Iles has published thirteen novels, and has two additional novels forthcoming. Unlike many novelists, Iles has not stayed within a genre. His first two novels were historical thrillers, with 1995’s Black Cross a prequel to Spandau Phoenix. This was followed by Mortal Fear, a 1997 novel about murder and the internet.
Starting with 1999’s The Quiet Game, Iles began a series of novels set in his hometown. The town, and the novel’s protagonist, would also feature in his 2005 novel, Turning Angel, and his 2009 novel, The Devil’s Punchbowl. The latter would become a New York Times number one best seller in 2010.
While Iles has not stayed within one specific genre, many of his books are thrillers in a general sense. His novel 24 Hours, published in 2000, was adapted for film as Trapped. The 2002 film’s screenplay was written by Iles, but rewritten significantly by director Don Roos. While Iles did a second rewrite of the script at the request of the producers and actors, he has stated that he has mixed feelings about the final film.