Mark has written extensively for television and film. He has also written
a number of articles and essays about writing in general and crime fiction in particular…
The F Word…
Mark sounds off about bad language in the introduction written for the anthology Expletive Deleted.
The evolution of a detective…
An article on the history of crime fiction written for the Independent on Sunday.
So this serial killer walks into a bar…
Why a comedian should want to become a crime writer
‘Down on the floor or you’re fucking dead…’
An article written for the Sunday Times. Mark explains
how his own horrific experience of violent crime influenced his crime writing.
Dante, Deadly Sins And Flying Brass Unicorns
In this column, written for BBC Radio 4, Mark looks at just why readers and movie-goers seem to prefer their killers to be smart, sophisticated…and safe.
Mark has contributed short stories to a number of anthologies. His story “Dancing Towards The Blade” can be found in Men From Boys, a collection edited by John Harvey and featuring writers such as Dennis Lehane, Michael Connelly, George Pelecanos, Jeffrey Deaver and Lawrence Block. Like A Charm, edited by Karin Slaughter, features stories from Laura Lippman, Lee Child, John Connolly, Lynda La Plante, John Harvey, Peter Robinson and others, and contains Mark’s story “Stroke Of Luck”.
The collection Damn Near Dead contains stories by Laura Lippman, Stuart MacBride, John Harvey, Simon Kernick and many others and features Mark’s story, “Stepping Up.”
Mark’s story, “The Walls” is one of those making up the unique audio collection, The Sounds Of Crime, which also features Peter James, Val McDermid and Lawrence Block.