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Mike Carey

UK flag (b.1959)

Carey was born in Liverpool, England, in 1959 - describing his young self as "one of those ominously quiet kids.. As a child, he maintained an interest in comics, writing and drawing primitive stories to entertain his younger brother. He earned a first class degree in English at St Peter's College, Oxford before becoming a teacher. He continued to teach for 15 years before moving on to writing comics.

Genres: Urban Fantasy, Horror
   The Steel Seraglio (2012) (with Linda Carey and Louise Carey)
   The City of Silk and Steel (2013) (with Linda Carey and Louise Carey)
   The House of War and Witness (2014) (with Linda Carey and Louise Carey)
Graphic Novels
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Series contributed to
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (2007) : The Devil You Know
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (2010) : The Naming of the Beasts

Mike Carey recommends
The Midnight Mayor (2010)
(Matthew Swift, book 2)
Kate Griffin
"London's magic has seldom if ever been brought to life so electrifyingly and convincingly."
Pain Cages (2011)
Paul Kane
"Paul Kane's lean, stripped-back prose is a tool that's very much fit for purpose. He knows how to make you want to avoid the shadows and the cracks in the pavement."
The Shifting Price of Prey (2012)
(Spellcrackers.com, book 4)
Suzanne McLeod
"I really loved [it]. A great read, and a great world."
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August (2014)
Claire North
"An astonishing re-invention of the time travel narrative. Bold, magical and masterful."
The Babylon Steel Adventures (2017)
(Babylon Steel)
Gaie Sebold
"Ingenious, gripping, and full of pleasures on every level. Exceptional."

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