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Mark West

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Mark West was born in Northamptonshire in 1969. Writing stories since the age of eight, he discovered the small press in 1999 and since then, he’s published more than 90 stories in various publications around the world.

The Book Folks published his debut mainstream thriller DON’T GO BACK in February 2022. It was followed by WATCHING OVER YOU in March 2022, THE HUNTER'S QUARRY in July 2022 and STILL WATERS RUN in November 2022. He is currently working on his next thriller novel.

His other works include:

Collections: “Strange Tales” (2003) and “Things We Leave Behind” (2017)

Horror Novels: “In The Rain With The Dead” (2005) and “Conjure” (2009)

Horror Chapbooks/Novelettes: “The Mill” (2011), “What Gets Left Behind” (2012), “The Goblin Glass” (201
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Mark West I am working on a psychological thriller novel, the planning for which is taking much longer than I'd expected, but I'm thoroughly enjoying the proces…moreI am working on a psychological thriller novel, the planning for which is taking much longer than I'd expected, but I'm thoroughly enjoying the process!(less)
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Don't Go Back

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Only Watching You

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The Mill

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Drive

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What Gets Left Behind

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Nostalgic For My Childhood - Christmas Annuals (part 6)

"Christmas is coming!"
Me & Tracy, Christmas 1977 - look at how chuffed I am, I've got the new Look-In annual AND the Starsky & Hutch Gran Torino!

Welcome to the sixth post (you can find the others on these links here - 20172018, 2019, 2020 and 2021) showcasing one of the Christmas highlights from when I was a kid (beyond the catalogues I wrote about in 2016), seeing which annual I got that pa Read more of this blog post »
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