Matt Hilton

Interviewed 13 February 2016

Matt Hilton

Matt Hilton was born the same year that England won the World Cup, which is a very long time ago. Not that he's interested in soccer; his sporting interests are in boxing, MMA and martial arts – he’s a 4th Dan in the combat art of Kempo JuJitsu.

He was born in Scotland, but followed his family south to England and grew up in Carlisle, Cumbria and has stayed in the county since. From a very young age, Matt scribbled down short stories, and even attempted his first novel at age 11.  For more than 20 years he submitted his books to publishers without success, until in 2008 he finally managed to secure an agent and a five-book deal for his Joe Hunter series.

Matt worked at various mundane jobs, before going into the private security industry for 18 years, followed by four as a cop. He quit his career as a police officer with Cumbria Constabulary to pursue his love of writing. Matt also writes horror and humorous crime short stories under the pen name of Vallon Jackson.

Books by Matt Hilton

The Devil's Anvil

Billie Womack’s ex-husband stole $80 million and the people he stole it from think she’s the key to getting their hands on the money. It’s Joe Hunter’s job to keep her safe.

Reviewed on 24 October 2015 by Linda Wilson

The Lawless Kind

Joe Hunter goes across the border to Mexico to bring back a child that’s been abducted by its father. The only problem is that the father is high up in one of the powerful drug cartels and has no intention of giving up the boy without a fight.

Reviewed on 03 May 2014 by Linda Wilson

Rules of Honour

When his best friend’s father is brutally murdered, Joe will be there for him, although he doesn’t want Rink to lower himself to the same level as his father’s murderers, but it soon becomes clear that there is no simple morality they can cling to.

Reviewed on 04 October 2013 by Linda Wilson