Dominic Selwood

Agent: Kate Hordern

Dr Dominic Selwood studied and researched history, law and French at Oxford, the Sorbonne, London, Poitiers and Wales. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He practised as a criminal barrister before moving into finance and writing. He has lived in Europe and the Middle East, and now lives in London with his wife and two children. Dominic writes regularly on history for the Daily Telegraph, as well as contributing to other magazines like the Spectator and Prospect . He is a regular history commentator and contributor to news and documentaries on the BBC, Sky News, Channel 4 and Channel 5, and a regular lecturer and public speaker at festivals, conferences and special events at the British Museum.

Dominic's first novel, the commercial and panoramic action thriller THE SWORD OF MOSES introduces the archaeologist and spy Dr Ava Curzon as a fabulous female lead. THE SWORD OF MOSES has sold over 100,000 downloads worldwide and translation rights have sold to Germany, Italy and Estonia. The second novel in the Dr Ava Curzon series, THE APOCALYPSE FIRE, was published by Canelo on 31 October 2016.

Watch this amazing amazing video trailer for THE APOCALYPSE FIRE here


  • “Keeps the tension ratcheted up … Selwood breathes life into the conspiracy thriller by knowing his history and deploying it well” Catholic Herald
  • “Imagine the best of James Bond and THE DA VINCI CODE rolled into one, and that's what you get with this book” Soldier Magazine


  • “Rollercoaster crypto-thriller … a ride that thrills and educates … move over Lara Coft!” Daily Express, Editor’s Pick of the Week
  • “One of the top five religious thrillers of all time” Best
  • “ The plot moves so quicky the reader is at times left gasping for breath … combines the daring and resolve of the Hollywood archaeologist with the razor-sharp mental agility of a Conan Doyle super sleuth” Oxford Times


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