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Mo Hayder

UK flag (b.1962)

Mo Hayder is a British crime novelist, author of the novels Birdman, The Treatment and Tokyo (known in some countries as The Devil of Nanking). Hayder left school at fifteen, and has since worked as a barmaid, security-guard, filmmaker, hostess in a Tokyo club, and teacher of English as a foreign language. She was awarded an MA in film from American University and an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University, a course on which she now lectures. 

Genres: Mystery
Tokyo (2004)
     aka The Devil of Nanking
Pig Island (2006)
Hanging Hill (2011)
Dagger Awards Best Novel nominee (2004) : Tokyo
Edgar Awards Best Novel winner (2012) : Gone
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (2015) : Wolf

Mo Hayder recommends
The Surgeon (2001)
(Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles, book 1)
Tess Gerritsen
"'Once you've started reading this book, putting it down and saving it till later is not an option. What a ride!"
Darkness Falls (2002)
Margaret Murphy
"Just what British crime writing is crying out for - a compassionate, grass roots British novel with the pace, energy and impeccable research of an American thriller."
Blood Eagle (2005)
(Jan Fabel, book 1)
Craig Russell
"A distinctive and exciting new voice in crime fiction... this is gritty, authentic and disturbing stuff."
Knight of Swords (2009)
Ian Breckon
"An exciting and lyrical new voice . . . one to watch."
The Taken (2009)
(Hazel Micallef Mystery, book 2)
Inger Ash Wolfe
"A terrifyingly addictive series - I'm hooked!"
A Dance of Ghosts (2011)
(PI John Craine, book 1)
Kevin Brooks
"Unputdownable and riveting."
White Crocodile (2014)
K T Medina
"An exciting first novel, from a huge new talent."

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