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M.R. Hall

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M R Hall, otherwise known as Matthew or Matt Hall, lives and works in the Wye Valley in Monmouthshire. Born in London in 1967, he was educated at Hereford Cathedral School and Worcester College, Oxford, where he graduated in law.

After several years as a criminal barrister in London, Matthew started writing TV drama, beginning with epsiodes of ITV's Kavanagh QC. He was nominated for a BAFTA for his first oroginal series, Wing and a Prayer. He went on to write over 40 hours of prime time drama. His debut novel, The Coroner (2009) was shortlisted for the CWA's Gold Dagger, as was his fourth, The Flight.

Matthew spends much of his spare time looking after his sixteen acres of woodland and working for the conservation of the countryside.

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For the first time in three years I have been on holiday; a good one. Together with my wife and two teenage sons we visited my half-brother's family in Connecticut, toured Boston, went camping (briefly and abortively) on the Massachusetts coast, stayed with friends in affluent Morristown thirty miles west of New York, whizzed round Manhattan, then rounded the wh... Read more of this blog post »
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The Coroner (Jenny Cooper, #1)

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Writing Crime Fiction: An i...

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The Coroner The Disappeared The Redeemed The Flight The Chosen Dead The Burning A Life to Kill
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A Life to Kill by M.R. Hall
"The 7th book following the career and life of Coroner Jenny Cooper. I thoroughly enjoyed this although at times it was harrowing reading. Mrs Cooper has been engaged to conduct a coroner's inquest into the death(s) of two soldiers who lost their l..." Read more of this review »
A Life to Kill by M.R. Hall
"Best book in his series so far

From start to finish this book was a real page turner. The difficulties the Matthew portrayed about the army procedures when an investigation is underway from outside sources are conducted, could well be made to make..." Read more of this review »
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