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Mark Pryor

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Mark Pryor is a former newspaper reporter from England, and now an assistant district attorney with the Travis County District Attorney's Office, in Austin, Texas. He is the creator of the nationally-recognized true-crime blog D.A. Confidential. He has appeared on CBS News's 48 Hours and Discovery Channel's Discovery ID: Cold Blood.

THE BOOKSELLER was his first mystery novel and upon release was Library Journal's Debut of the Month with a starred review. RT Book Reviews called it "a fantastic debut!" and gave it 4 and 1/2 stars, and Oprah.com listed it as an "unputdownable mystery."

His second in the Hugo Marston mystery series, THE CRYPT THIEF, was released in May of 2013 and reviewers said:

"[G]ood character development, increasing levels of
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Mark Pryor Hi! It's scheduled for June of this year, I think June 3. So glad you like the series and let me know if you have any more questions. :)

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Mark Pryor There are so many!

The number one thing, though, is hearing from readers. For a complete stranger to take the time to drop me an email or Facebook…more
There are so many!

The number one thing, though, is hearing from readers. For a complete stranger to take the time to drop me an email or Facebook message, it just blows my mind. Sometimes they include carefully-worded critiques and I don't mind that in the slightest, either. If someone was entertained or touched enough to write me, I'm grateful.

I also love to walk into a book store and see my books on the shelves. That never gets old, and especially at airports for some reason. My kids get super excited by that, too, which is a joy for me.

The other thing that's fun is when I meet someone, just start chatting and they ask what I do. I have a day-time job but I always tell people that I write mystery novels - their eyes light up, every time.(less)
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I'm running for President of the United States of America.

I need to begin with an admission: I had believed that you need to be born on U.S. soil to be eligible but I now know that's not true. If Ted Cruz is eligible, as a Cuban/Canadian/American, I realize that I am, too.

Also, if Ted Cruz is a viable candidate, I can be, too. I mean, seriously.

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Tremendous mystery, an absolute gem. Strong, complex characters, a protagonist who you want to get to know (and see again) and an atmospheric setting that Sweazy portrays in a powerful and eloquent way. And I can rarely say this with all honesty: I d ...more
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Had a little reading time so started Hollow Man. Oh..." Read more of this review »
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"When I read the back blurb of The Bookseller and the description of the main character, Hugo Marston, as head of security at the US embassy in Paris, I feared the book might be an espionage action book. I'm not particularly fond of that type of bo..." Read more of this review »
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