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.

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

Angela Marsons, Bestselling Author

“A thrill-ride of a book, relishing the unexpected and unsettling the reader at every turn. It’s deliciously terrifying...”

Elizabeth Haynes on The Magpies

"Mark is king of the curveball"

John Marrs, author of The One

“A can’t-miss king of psychological suspense”

Brad Parkes, Thriller author

“Just the right amount of twists and turns, a very atmospheric and spine-chilling read.”

★★★★★
GoodReads Review by Lisa

His novels include What You Wish For, Because She Loves Me, Follow You Home, The Devil’s Work, The Lucky Ones, The Retreat, In Her Shadow, Here To Stay and The House Guest. 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.

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

Angela Marsons, Bestselling Author

“A thrill-ride of a book, relishing the unexpected and unsettling the reader at every turn. It’s deliciously terrifying...”

Elizabeth Haynes on The Magpies

"Mark is king of the curveball"

John Marrs, author of The One

“A can’t-miss king of psychological suspense”

Brad Parkes, Thriller author

“Just the right amount of twists and turns, a very atmospheric and spine-chilling read.”

★★★★★
GoodReads Review by Lisa

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 follow Mark on Twitter, like his Facebook page or take a peek at his pics on Instagram. Mark lives in the West Midlands, England, with his wife, their three children and three cats.

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No Place To Run

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Mark Edwards11 hours ago
13 Lives, the film about the Thai cave rescue (on Prime), is gripping and highly emotional, even if you know what happened. The whole thing reminds me how amazing we humans can be. It also reminds me never to go into a cave.
Mark Edwards1 day ago
Sad to hear about Raymond Briggs. Fungus the Bogeyman was the first book I begged my mum to buy me - I have clear memories of looking at it in my primary school playground - and When the Wind Blows traumatised me as a teenager....
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Mark Edwards2 days ago

Yesterday I 'handed in' my next book to my editor. I think it's a good 'un. It's set in the UK, it's mostly three characters in a house, it has several thrilling twists you won't see coming, and it's dark with splashes of humour. It's...

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Mark Edwards1 week ago

I have an article about No Place To Run's climate change theme in this week's Big Issue. I love the illustration they've put with it! (Warning - article is slightly spoilery if you haven't read NPTR yet.) https://www.bigissue.com/culture/books/mark-edwards-no-place-to-run-climate-crisis/

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Mark Edwards2 weeks ago

I've updated my shop with my water bottles and - at last - signed copies of No Place To Run. There are only 10 of each available. Once the bottles are gone, that's it forever, and I'm not sure when I'm going to be getting...

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Mark Edwards2 weeks ago

I am very excited to reveal the cover of my forthcoming novella SWEETMEAT, which will be published as a very limited edition hardcover this October (yes, in time for Halloween). The book will contain some beautiful, creepy illustrations by Karis Harrington -who did the artwork...

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Mark Edwards2 weeks ago

I can't wait for this year's Capital Crime Festival in London, and I'm going to be appearing on the most amazing panel with some great writers: Will Dean, Erin Young, Chris Whitaker and Tariq Ashkanani.

My event is on Friday 30th...

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