The dark imagination of

Mark Edwards

Mark Edwards writes psychological thrillers about scary things happening to ordinary people. He has sold more than three million copies of his books and topped the bestseller lists numerous times since his first solo novel was published in 2013.

“Mark Edwards is in a league of his own.”

Lisa Jewell

"Mark Edwards takes readers on an almost unbearably suspenseful thrill ride“

Lisa Unger

“Tense, atmospheric, and full of twists and turns right up until the last page.”

Angela Marsons

"Mark is king of the curveball"

John Marrs

“I drop everything for a new Mark Edwards.”

Louise Candlish

His novels include The Magpies, Because She Loves Me, Follow You Home, The Devil’s Work, The Lucky Ones, The Retreat, In Her Shadow, Here To StayThe House Guest, The Hollows, No Place To Run and Keep Her Secret. He has also published two short sequels to The Magpies, A Murder of Magpies and Last of The Magpies, and six books co-authored with Louise Voss. 

Many of his books have been translated into foreign languages including French, German, Italian, Spanish, Estonian, Thai, Lithuanian, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish and Russian. In 2019 Mark won The Cat and Mouse Award for Most Elusive Villain at the Dead Good Reader Awards for Last of the Magpies.

New to Mark Edwards?

Mark has set out a guide to help new readers find their next favourite page turner.

“Mark Edwards is in a league of his own.”

Lisa Jewell

"Mark Edwards takes readers on an almost unbearably suspenseful thrill ride“

Lisa Unger

“Tense, atmospheric, and full of twists and turns right up until the last page.”

Angela Marsons

"Mark is king of the curveball"

John Marrs

“I drop everything for a new Mark Edwards.”

Louise Candlish

Mark loves hearing from his readers and encourages them to contact him. He regularly interacts with readers on his Facebook page, where he hosts book release launch parties and lots of giveaways. You can also follow Mark on Twitter or take a peek at his pics on Instagram. Mark lives in the West Midlands, England, with his wife, their three children, two cats and a golden retriever.

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The Darkest Water

Connect with Mark

I have a first UK edition of On Writing by Stephen King, which is still the best writing guide I’ve ever read, especially the memoir section. I particularly love the story about how, when he sold the paperback rights (ah, those were the days!) to Carrie, he went out looking for a celebratory gift... to buy his wife - and all he could find in their one local store was a hair dryer.

I wonder if it’s too late to enter the Meet Stephen King competition?

My new book, The Darkest Water, is published April 16. Join me as I read from the prologue.

An interview with yours truly in @crimemonthlymagazine this month. Also, there are at least six ideas for future books on the cover alone!

In case you missed my live video yesterday, I’m going to be doing a couple of LIVE READINGS from The Darkest Water this week.

Tuesday 9th 8pm UK/3pm ET
Thursday 11th 8pm UK/3pm ET

The readings will take place here on my Facebook page and will stay on the page afterwards in ...case you have other important things to be getting on with: burying bodies, trying to conceal your darkest secrets, grappling with social media stalkers - that kind of thing.

Meanwhile, I will be gargling honey and practising my best bedtime story voice.

Some information about what to expect in the run-up to publication week, including live readings.

Join me for the live launch of The Darkest Water, here on my Facebook page, at 8pm UK time on Tues 16 April.

We will be delving into the cookie jar to give away prizes, I'll be telling you all about this book and answering your questions, and I'll also reveal some info about ...what's coming next. To win prizes you have to watch live, so click 'going' on the event page to make sure you don't miss out. See you there! https://www.facebook.com/events/1468261097456740

A reminder that I will be appearing live at the Kings Heath Festival in Birmingham on April 20th alongside Jo Callaghan, Rachel McLean and Barbara Copperthwaite. This is the ONLY live event I have planned to promote The Darkest Water and therefore your best opportunity to get a signed copy. ...I'll also be giving away pens, etc. Tickets are just £7.50 and there are still a few left. https://the-heath-bookshop.eventcube.io/events/56765/crime-writers-panel

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