Hi, I’m Tony McMahon. And I’m an award shortlisted author who has written historical novels, biographies and political non-fiction. My books have ranged from medieval warfare to racism in the 1980s. Take a look below!

Quest for the True Cross is a historical novel set in the 12th century chaos of the Second Crusade. It was published by the Euromedia imprint of Bertelsmann in Europe.

A short video trailer for Quest for the True Cross.

Original Rude Boy is the life story of Neville Staple, vocalist in the legendary 1980s ska and 2tone band, The Specials. This biography was reviewed in the national media and TV and published by Aurum Press/Quarto.

A book signing event in London’s Somerset House where Neville and Christine Staple read extracts from Original Rude Boy.

No Place To Hide is an award shortlisted biography of the black British boxer Errol Christie. It’s a hard hitting story of racism on the streets and in the sport forty years ago. It was published by Aurum Press/Quarto.

I filmed Errol Christie in discussion with the former gangster “Mad” Frankie Fraser, a huge boxing fan, back in 2010 to promote No Place To Hide. Frankie Fraser died aged 90 in 2014 and sadly, Errol Christie passed away in 2017 aged only 53.

The Battle for British Islam is a 2016 analysis of political Islamism written with the UK government’s commissioner for countering violent extremism, Sara Khan. It received positive reviews in The Sunday Times and other publications as well as being reviewed on CNN, Sky News and the BBC.