Thriller/Tech Thriller

Fan of tech, Sci-fi and quirky things.

Drew Murray is a native of Ontario, Canada. After a corporate career in technology, he has transitioned into education and writing. He’s an avid fan of Comic Cons, escape rooms and board games, which positions him well as the author of Broken Genius, his debut novel. Drew lives with his family in London, Ontario.

BOOKS:

Broken Genius (2020)

Your biggest literary influences:

Harlan Coben, Stephen King and John Scalzi.

Last book read:

Lethal White by Robert Galbraith

The book that changed your life:

Berlin Game by Len Deighton. A pre-teen at the time, I picked up the book because it had a wicked-looking switchblade cutting through an apple on the cover. At the time, I was consuming all the horror books I could find along with fantasy classics like The Lord of the Rings. What I found in Berlin Game were thrills in a contemporary setting equal to anything found in tales of supernatural horror and magic. It was also the first first-person point-of-view book I’d ever read, and Bernard Samson’s voice was so unique, his confusion at times so profound, it connected me to his character in a way that gripped me. Berlin Game was my gateway into spy novels, ultimately leading me to many other subgenres of Thriller. But you never forget your first.

Your favorite literary character:

As of today, Mark Watney from The Martian by Andy Weir. His character is vibrant and unexpected in a hard-science based novel. The surprising humor and wit, combined with a voice finely honed to a razor-sharp edge, makes an otherwise overwhelming amount of scientific and technical information not just palatable, but fun. Watney connects with the reader’s heart, making us feel like we’re right there with him stranded on Mars. In that way, Mark Watney becomes an avatar for all of humanity.

Currently working on:

A sequel to Broken Genius.

Words to live by:

Onward and upward.

Advice for aspiring authors:

Love what you do. If you don’t take the time to enjoy the stories you are crafting, rarely will they be your best work. The more seriously you take your work and strive toward your writing goals, the more important this becomes.

Articles and Reviews:

Library Journal

Testimonials:

“Will Parker, a genius with considerable baggage and even more wealth, works for the FBI. There’s a lot of excitement in this debut novel, and you’ll be running along with Will the whole way.”
— Charlaine Harris, NYT bestselling author of the Gunnie Rose series

“A tech thriller with brains and heart. Memorable characters and sharply written action scenes make this excellent debut a standout.”
— Kelley Armstrong, #1 NYT bestselling author of Wherever She Goes

“Drew Murray swings for the fences and hits a home run with his debut Broken Genius. Crisply plotted and highly entertaining with believable characters and compelling dialogue that keep the story moving at a galloping pace.”
— Simon Gervais, international bestselling author of Hunt Them Down