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Mark Sullivan

(Mark T Sullivan)
USA flag (b.1958)

Mark Sullivan is the acclaimed author of eighteen novels, including the #1 New York Times bestselling Private series, which he writes with James Patterson. Mark has received numerous awards for his writing, including the WHSmith Fresh Talent Award, and his works have been named a New York Times Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. He grew up in Medfield, Massachusetts, and graduated from Hamilton College with a BA in English before working as a volunteer in the Peace Corps in Niger, West Africa. Upon his return to the United States, he earned a graduate degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and began a career in investigative journalism. An avid skier and adventurer, he lives with his wife in Bozeman, Montana, where he remains grateful for the miracle of every moment.

Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Historical
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (1998) : The Purification Ceremony

Mark Sullivan recommends
The Eighth Sister (2019)
(Charles Jenkins, book 1)
Robert Dugoni
"Feels so fresh and authentic we could see the story breaking in the headlines tomorrow."
Once More Unto the Breach (2019)
Meghan Holloway
"Stirring and skillfully-told and plotted, Meghan Holloway’s historical novel ONCE MORE UNTO THE BREACH tells the story of a widowed World War I veteran hunting for his lost and estranged son in France as World War II rages about him. The characters are full and rich, their emotions are raw and honest, and throughout the suspenseful tale they come to know the healing powers of love and place."
Unspeakable Things (2020)
Jess Lourey
"Inspired by a true story, Unspeakable Things crackles with authenticity, humanity, and humor. The novel reminded me of To Kill A Mockingbird and The Marsh King’s Daughter. Highly recommended."
The Light After the War (2020)
Anita Abriel
"Based on a true, untold story, Anita Abriel's The Light After the War paints a wonderful portrait of two young women, both Holocaust survivors, trying to find love and meaning in the aftermath of WWII. From Italy to New York to South America, Abriel brings the friends and the times to life in real, moving, and unexpected ways."
The Jane Austen Society (2020)
Natalie Jenner
"Natalie Jenner's The Jane Austen Society is an extremely impressive debut novel populated with fully-developed, nuanced characters that resonate with the kind of humanity that made Ms. Austen's stories so universal and timeless."
The Stray Cats of Homs (2020)
Eva Nour
"City of Sparrows brings to life the human, inside story of one of the most brutal sieges in recent history, with Syria's Assad trying to break the will of young rebels daring to stand up to the dictator and taking refuge in an ancient city. The novel is as revealing as it is inspiring with its depictions of the lengths heroes will go to in search of personal freedom."
Fifty Words for Rain (2020)
Asha Lemmie
"Fifty Words for Rain is an impressive debut novel about a mixed-race girl growing up in post WWII Japan. Sensitive and bristling with closely-observed humanity, Asha Lemmie tells a story that we have not heard before with an ending that is as surprising as it is brutally honest."
Eternal (2021)
Lisa Scottoline
"Eternal is remarkable historical fiction that brings to life Rome in the years leading up to and during WWII on the shoulders of unforgettable characters caught up on all sides of terrible events spinning beyond their control. Scottoline’s research is impeccable, her storytelling is propulsive, and the emotional times she describes are deep, moving, and yes, eternal."
The Venice Sketchbook (2021)
Rhys Bowen
"Rhys Bowen crafts a propulsive, unexpected plot with characters who come vibrantly alive on the page."
The Stars We Share (2021)
Rafe Posey
"Rafe Posey’s impressive debut, The Stars We Share, takes us deep into a relationship between childhood sweethearts tested time and again by war, secrets, and their own humanity. Nuanced, insightful, and beautifully written, the story unsentimentally documents June and Alec as they struggle to remain true to each other and to themselves while forging a better life. This is one of the most accomplished first novels you’ll read this year."
Safecracker (2021)
Ryan Wick
"Safecracker is a taut, fresh, well-written take on the complicated life of a master thief trying to stay one step ahead of the drug cartels. Once I picked it up, I could not put it down."

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