Mark Douglas-Home

Mark Douglas-Home

Mark Douglas-Home is a newspaper editor turned author. His first novel, The Sea Detective, introduced a new kind of investigator to crime fiction - an oceanographer who tracks floating objects, including dead bodies. It was a Sunday Times crime book of the month and was followed by The Woman Who Walked Into The Sea ('simply intoxicating,' the Library Journal in America) and The Malice of Waves, ('stewing pot of intrigue and mystery,' The fourth in the series, The Driftwood Girls, was published in January 2020 ('A first-class mystery . . . satisfying, intelligent and compelling, perhaps the finest, so far, of the Sea Detective series,' The Scotsman). Before writing books, Mark was editor of Scotland's leading daily newspaper, The Herald, and The Sunday Times Scotland. When he was Scottish correspondent of The Independent he reported on the Lockerbie and Piper Alpha disasters. His career in journalism began as a student in South Africa where he edited the newspaper at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. After the apartheid government banned a number of editions, he was deported from the country. He is married with two children and lives in Edinburgh.
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