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Alex Marwood

Alex Marwood is the pseudonym of a successful journalist who has worked extensively across the British press. Alex lives in South London and is working on her next novel.

Genres: Mystery

Anthony Awards Best Paperback original nominee (2014) : The Wicked Girls
Edgar Awards Best Paperback original winner (2014) : The Wicked Girls
Anthony Awards Best Paperback original nominee (2015) : The Killer Next Door
Barry Awards Best Paperback original nominee (2015) : The Killer Next Door
Macavity Awards Best Novel winner (2015) : The Killer Next Door
Barry Awards Best Paperback original nominee (2017) : The Darkest Secret

Alex Marwood recommends
The Lost (2013)
(Paula Maguire, book 1)
Claire McGowan
"A keeps-you-guessing mystery."
Before I Wake (2014)
C L Taylor
"Gripping, memorable, and tense...a delight."
Can Anybody Help Me? (2014)
(DS Claire Boyle, book 1)
Sinéad Crowley
"Disturbing and emotional . . . I loved this book."
Blessed Are the Dead (2014)
(Gabriella Giovanni Mystery, book 1)
Kristi Belcamino
"Tense,disturbing and smart ... Belcamino is a writer to watch."
How I Lost You (2014)
Jenny Blackhurst
"As twisted as a mountain road, Blackhurst's fast-moving and unputdownable debut will keep you glued to your seat."
Follow You Home (2015)
Mark Edwards
"Disturbing, engrossing, and makes the time fly by. As ever, Edwards is a class act."
For Reasons Unknown (2015)
(DCI Matilda Darke, book 1)
Michael Wood
"Gripping, sad and unexpected – this is a terrific debut. Wood writes with the confidence and flair of an old hand."
The Wages of Sin (2016)
(Ozarks Mystery, book 3)
Nancy Allen
"The Elsie Arnold series deserves to run and run."
Everything But the Truth (2017)
Gillian McAllister
"A disquieting exploration of how events in the past take on a whole new perspective when parenthood looms. An assured and gripping debut."
The Hidden Room (2017)
Stella Duffy
"Duffy roars back into crime writing with her trademark intensity. The Hidden Room is spooky, atmospheric and as psychologically on point as it could be. If you want to be disturbed, read this book."
The Marsh King's Daughter (2017)
Karen Dionne
"Oh, such a wonderful book... I am completely blown away. Just mesmerising."
If I Die Tonight (2017)
Alison Gaylin
"This is mind-blowing suspense from an exceptional writer."
The Weight of Angels (2017)
Catriona McPherson
"A deliciously disturbing tale of deception and self-deception."
The Lies We Told (2018)
Camilla Way
"Way brings a powerful new voice to the psychological thriller genre."
A Place to Lie (2018)
Rebecca Griffiths
"A lusciously atmospheric rural mystery with a delicious backflip of an ending. There were moments that literally gave me shivers."
The First Lie (2019)
A J Park
"Fast-moving, gripping, the ground shifting perpetually beneath your feet as you read... I read it in one sitting."
The Whisper Man (2019)
Alex North
"Fantastic. He writes beautifully, with a powerful understanding of the effects of loss and damage on the human psyche and a style that sweeps you into its grip and never lets go. I'm totally sold on Alex North."
Inheritance (2019)
Jenny Eclair
"enny Eclair once again kept me glued to the page with Inheritance. Such a brilliant writer, so sharp and yet so forgiving. The heir of my writing goddess Elizabeth Taylor, and I don't say that lightly."
The Vanished Bride (2019)
(Bronte Sisters Mystery, book 1)
Bella Ellis
"A joy from start to finish. I've gone from loving Charlotte Brontë to wanting to be her."
Reckoning Point (2019)
(Detective Alex Harvey, book 2)
J M Hewitt
"Hewitt is an exciting newcomer to the crime canon."
First Cut (2020)
(Dr. Jessie Teska Mystery, book 1)
Judy Melinek and T J Mitchell
"All the charm, gruesome detail and surprising empathy that made Working Stiff such a delight brought back in a novel. An impressive opener to a series that deserves to run and run."
Keep Your Eyes on Me (2020)
Sam Blake
"You don't know who's manipulating whom until it's far too late - terrific."
Finding Clara (2020)
Anika Scott
"It's a special novel that opens one's mind to aspects of history we on the 'winning' side have given little thought to and a moving story of courage and everyday heroism rising to meet unbearable challenges."
Guilty (2020)
Siobhán MacDonald
"Dark and twisted."
Invisible Girl (2020)
Lisa Jewell
"Another masterpiece from a novelist whose grip on human nature in its flawed entirety never slips. Invisible Girl is gripping, disturbing and acutely observant; Jewell is an extremely special writer."
The Island (2020)
Ben McPherson
"McPherson is a beautiful writer whose voice is intense and intelligent. This exploration of the ever-expanding destructive effects of bad ideas is emotional, painful and utterly memorable."
No Country for Girls (2022)
Emma Styles
"A thrilling cat-and-mouse pursuit through West Australia's Badlands . . . It left me breathless."

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