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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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How did I not see this question?! I'm SO sorry, I wasn't being rude just (apparently) unseeing!

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Hi Meena,

How did I not see this question?! I'm SO sorry, I wasn't being rude just (apparently) unseeing!

First of all, thank you so much, I'm thrilled you like Hugo and I hope you continue to enjoy the series. Second, yes! I'm working on the ninth book in the series right now, which will be out sometime next year. As I tell people, I'll keep writing them as long as folks keep reading them!

Thanks so much for dropping me this note, and apologies again for not seeing it sooner.

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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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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 secrets of THE PARIS LIBRARIAN

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 tears? Read more of this blog post »
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