He knows where the bodies are buried.
Born in Scotland, John Niven played guitar for 1980s indie hopefuls The Wishing Stones before reading English Literature at Glasgow University and going on to work as an A&R man.
He later escaped the music industry, and became a writer. He is the author of the novella, Music From the Big Pink. and the ferocious music biz satire novel, Kill Your Friends, which he later adapted for screen. His latest book is also his first venture into crime fiction, Cold Hands