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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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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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This post was first published on the fantastic Jungle Red Writers blog, yesterday August 24, 2016.

I wanted to post it here, too, since I think it's a good look behind the creation of THE PARIS LIBRARIAN, my latest novel in the Hugo Marston series.

Enjoy!

There are two stories that lie between the pages of THE PARIS LIBRARIAN. One makes me cry, the other makes me laugh.Shall we start with the tear... Read more of this blog post »
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This series just gets better and better. I've read every one and will continue to do so, great stuff.
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