THE TIVOLI MURDERS, set in the dazzling world of a Victorian Music Hall magician, is doing o.k. - heartfelt thanks to all you readers and tweeters. 

And I'm delighted to say, so is YORICK: A Jester's Tale (now in paperback), my venture into speculative fiction about a Shakespearean off-stage character. On offer now, on Kindle.

As for the new Tudor series featuring ex-artillery captain Will Revill, book 1 is nearing completion (set in 1589). Watch out for A RELUCTANT ASSASSIN... 




Welcome to John Pilkington’s official website.

An author for over thirty years, John has written plays for radio and theatre, television scripts for the BBC and numerous historical novels including several for children. Born in Lancashire, he now lives in Devon.

‘Pilkington successfully draws readers into his world and keeps them turning the pages’

‘A master of the historical mystery’
Publisher’s Weekly

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