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Campbell Armstrong
Born 1944
Glasgow, Scotland
Occupation Novelist
Genres Thriller
Notable work(s) Mazurka
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Campbell Armstrong (born 1944, Glasgow) is a Scottish writer. He is the author of several bestselling international thrillers, including Jig, Mazurka, and Mambo. His adventure, thriller stle writings are of similarity to writers such as Russel Andrews, Harold Coyle and Colin Forbes.



Campbell Armstrong graduated with a degree in philosophy from the University of Sussex, England. He taught creative writing from 1971-74 at the State University of New York; from 1975-78 he taught at Arizona State University.[1][2][3]

After many years spent living in England and the United States, he now lives with his family in Shannon Harbour, Co Offaly Ireland. His novels Assassins & Victims, and The Punctual Rape won Scottish Arts Council Awards. The Last Darkness and White Rage were nominated for the Prix du Polar.


  1. Assassins & Victims (1969)
  2. The Punctual Rape (1970)
  3. Death's Head (1971)
  4. Asterisk (1976)
  5. Brainfire (1977)
  6. The Wanting (1978)
  7. Mr. Apology (1979)
  8. Letters from the Dead (1980)
  9. Dressed to Kill (Based on movie script) (1980)
  10. Raiders of the Lost Ark (Novelization) (1981)
  11. Jig (1987)
  12. Mazurka (1988)
  13. Mambo (1989)
  14. Agents of Darkness (1991)
  15. Concert of Ghosts (1992)
  16. Jigsaw (1994)
  17. Heat (1996)
  18. Blackout (1996)
  19. Silencer (1997)
  20. Deadline (2000)

The Glasgow Novels

  1. Bad Fire (2002)
  2. The Last Darkness (2003)
  3. White Rage (2004)
  4. Butcher (2006)


  1. I Hope You Have a Good Life (UK title: All That Really Matters) (2000)


  1. Death’s Head (BBC-TV) (1968)
  2. And They Used to Star in Movies (Peacock, Dublin: Travers, Edinburgh; Body Politic, Chicago. Soho Poly, London) (1970)
  3. The Trial of Mr. Punch on Charges of Cruelty (2008)


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