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Mark Dawson

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Mark Dawson was born in Lowestoft and grew up in Manchester and Chicago. He has worked as a lawyer and currently works in the London film industry. His first books, "The Art of Falling Apart" and "Subpoena Colada" have been published in multiple languages.

He is currently writing two series. Soho Noir is set in the West End of London between 1940 and 1970. The first book in the series, "The Black Mile", deals with the (real life but little known) serial killer who operated in the area during the Blitz. "The Imposter" traces the journey of a criminal family (think The Sopranos in austerity London and you'd be on the right track).

The John Milton series features a

My next three releases will be the books in the Blood & Roses trilogy. Those of you who have read Ghosts will remember Beatrix Rose, one of John Milton's predecessors as the primary agent of Group 15. I knew by the end of that book that she was a strong and compelling character. I wanted to write a little more about her and so I decided that I would take a very short break from the Milton s... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.16 · 47,682 ratings · 3,267 reviews · 47 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Cleaner (John Milton #1)

3.73 avg rating — 4,828 ratings — published 2013 — 10 editions
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The Asset: Act II (Isabella...

4.21 avg rating — 2,367 ratings — published 2016 — 5 editions
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The Angel: Act I (Isabella ...

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The Agent (Isabella Rose #3)

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Saint Death (John Milton #2)

4.17 avg rating — 2,049 ratings — published 2013 — 6 editions
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Blood and Roses (Beatrix Ro...

4.29 avg rating — 2,360 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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In Cold Blood (Beatrix Rose...

3.96 avg rating — 3,177 ratings — published 2014 — 8 editions
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The John Milton Series: Boo...

4.08 avg rating — 1,967 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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The Driver (John Milton #3)

4.15 avg rating — 1,902 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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The Cleaner Saint Death The Driver Ghosts The Sword of God Salvation Row Headhunters
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In Cold Blood Blood Moon Rising Blood and Roses
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The Angel: Act I The Asset: Act II The Agent The Assassin
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In Cold Blood by Mark  Dawson
"I love reading kick ass female characters who get the job done better than their male counterparts. In hiding from those who would kill her and her daughter, Beatrix Rose goes on the offensive, tracking down one member of the team she escaped. She..." Read more of this review »
In Cold Blood by Mark  Dawson
"Great new book by Mark Dawson. Interesting plot, adventure and great characters set in areas of the world that are in the news today."
Saint Death by Mark  Dawson
"Great Read

Great Read

After reading the John Milton #1, I was interested. After John Milton #2 I bought all the others. This book, "Saint Death" was terrific, and I can't wait to start the next in the John Milton series.

Great writing Mark, keep the..." Read more of this review »
The Cleaner by Mark  Dawson
" Hi Martyn,

Thanks for the review. A little stinging, perhaps, but I appreciate the time you spent explaining why it didn't work for you.

I hate unneces
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" Thanks, Marie. Could be a lot of fun, right? There are some books by favourite authors of mine I would've killed to have been in... "
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“He took a cocktail of drugs: gabapentin for his nerve damage and oxycodone for general pain relief.”
Mark Dawson, The Cleaner

“The front door of the BMW opened, and a man slid out from the driver’s seat. Elijah recognised him immediately. Risky Bizness was tall and slender, a good deal over six feet, his already impressive height accentuated by an unruly afro that added another three or four inches. His face was striking rather than handsome: his nose was crooked, his forehead a little too large, his skin marked with acne scars. His eyebrows, straight and manicured, sat above cold and impenetrable black eyes. He was wearing a thin designer windcheater, black fingerless gloves, and his white Nike hi-tops were pristine. He wore two chunky gold rings on his fingers, diamond earrings through the lobes of both ears, and a heavy gold chain swung low around his neck.”
Mark Dawson, The Cleaner

“Bizness grinned at them both, displaying his gold teeth. He reached over for a remote control and quietened the music so he could more easily be heard. “Look who it is, my two best bredderz. Big Pops and little JaJa. A’ight, bruv?”
Mark Dawson, The Cleaner


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Sean Peters Mark

How about a Q & A's for my group " A Good Thriller", as promised.

Would be great if we could read " In Cold Blood" then ask questions.

As you know I have loved these books, would be great to get my group to read your books.



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