Martin Tracey holding his book: Beneath The Floodlights

Martin Tracey, author of novels such as vampire/football tale Beneath the Floodlights is inspired primarily by three things -music, football and the supernatural (more contemporarily known as science fiction/fantasy). All three elements feature in his writing.

A proud native of Birmingham, Martin tends to set his books in and around his home city or other English settings. His working-class upbringing is reflected in the edginess and honesty of his writing and although primarily writing about the paranormal his novels remain believable and the reader is able to connect with the horror that unfolds.

Although specialising predominantly in tales of chilling suspense, Martin is a versatile writer and does not necessarily wish to be restricted to one specific genre. He keeps an open mind about tackling almost any subject in his writing providing there is a good tale to tell, such is the extent of his imagination and subsequent scribing to be able to crossover into varying themes – Beneath The Floodlights being a classic example, it is perhaps a football novel and a vampire novel in equal measure, with sprinklings of both local and royal history thrown in to complement the plot.

Martin promises the release of additional novels and even has aspirations of writing for film, stage or TV…so watch this space.

News and Events


1st September 11am - 3pm

Beneath the Floodlights booksigning & selling Waterstone's, Walsall


12th May 2012

Book Signing - Wylde Green Library, Emscote Drive, B73 5NE

4th May 2012

Book Signing - Kingstanding Library, B44 9ST

12th April 2012

Book Signing - Aldridge Library, Rookery Lane, WS9 8NP

31st March 2012

Book Signing - Perry Common Library, College Road, B44 0HH

12th February 2012

Carl Chinn's Show on BBC Radio WM.