OBITUARY: David Williams ; Writer of the `Mark Treasure' Crime Novels Who Had a First Career in Advertising
Heald, Tim, The Independent (London, England)
DAVID WILLIAMS, the crime writer, was an extraordinary example of bloody-minded guts and determination concealed under a carapace of laconic and self-deprecating charm and amiability. After fighting his way to the top of one profession he found himself thwarted at the pinnacle of his success only to re-invent himself and rise to the heights in a quite different occupation.
Williams had published three "Mark Treasure" novels when, in 1978, he was struck down by a serious stroke and had to withdraw from advertising, the profession to which he took after deciding he had no vocation for the Anglican Church.
Born in Bridgend, Glamorgan, in 1926, the son of a …
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