Jon Stock is the author of four spy novels and is also a columnist with The Week magazine in India. He lives in Wiltshire with his wife and three children.
After reading English at Cambridge, he worked as a freelance journalist in London, writing features for most of Britain's national newspapers, as well as contributing regularly to BBC Radio 4. Between 1998 and 2000, he was Delhi correspondent for the Daily Telegraph. On his return to Britain, he worked on various Saturday sections of the paper before taking up a staff job as editor of Weekend in 2005. He left Weekend and the Telegraph in 2010 to pursue a full-time career as an author. He has been writing the Last Word column in The Week since he lived in Cochin, South India in 1995.
His first novel, The Riot Act (Serpent's Tail) was shortlisted by the Crime Writers' Association for its best first novel award and subsequently published by Gallimard in France as part of its acclaimed Serie Noir. The Cardamom Club was published by Blackamber (now Arcadia Books) in Britain and by Penguin in India. His most recent book is the 2017 novella To Snare a Spy.