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Mike Carey

UK flag (b.1959)

aka Adam Blake, M R Carey

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, Thriller, Horror
Felix Castor
   1. The Devil You Know (2006)
   2. Vicious Circle (2006)
   3. Dead Men's Boots (2008)
   4. Thicker Than Water (2009)
   5. The Naming of the Beasts (2009)
   6. The Ghost in Bone (2023)
Heather Kennedy (as by Adam Blake)
   1. The Dead Sea Deception (2011)
   2. The Demon Code (2012)
   The City of Silk and Steel (2012) (with Linda Carey and Louise Carey)
     aka The Steel Seraglio
   The House of War and Witness (2014) (with Linda Carey and Louise Carey)
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Blackthorne Faire (2024)
John Adcox
"Adcox lays on a splendid pageant. Blackthorne Faire is a thrilling riff on folkloric fantasy, skillfully paced and vividly peopled. I loved the characters and the story was gripping, with some lovely twists and turns."
Three Eight One (2024)
Aliya Whiteley
"Whiteley's self-deconstructing quest narrative is a puzzle box full of delights, perils and strange wonders. Haunting."
Jackdaw (2022)
Tade Thompson
"A darkly brilliant meditation on art, obsession and identity."

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