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Mark Wightman

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Mark Wightman was born in Edinburgh before growing up in the Far East, first in Hong Kong and then in Singapore. He is fascinated by exploring the elements of history that lie at the margins, where the recorded facts have either faded or been hidden. After a successful career in media technology, Mark completed master's degrees in Creative Writing at the Universities of Edinburgh and East Anglia, where he received a distinction for his debut novel Waking the Tiger. Mark was the winner of the Pitch Perfect event at the Bloody Scotland Crime Festival, also for Waking the Tiger, and was selected to be one of the seventeen UNESCO City of Literature Story Shop emerging writers at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. He lives in Scotland.

Genres: Historical Mystery
   Farewell My Lovely (2018) (with others)
Mark Wightman recommends
Needless Alley (2023)
(William Garrett, book 1)
Natalie Marlow
"Deftly plotted, beautifully written, Needless Alley is a delicious slice of Chandleresque Midlands noir. Marlow's pellucid prose shines a brilliant light on 1930s Birmingham and the lives and loves of the exquisitely drawn characters that populate its mean streets and waterways. I loved this book and I can't wait to read more."
The Perfect Holiday (2022)
T J Emerson
"The last time I had this sort of reaction to a character was when I read The Talented Mr Ripley."

Award nominations
2022 John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger (shortlist) : Waking the Tiger
2021 McIlvanney Prize (nominee) : Waking the Tiger
2021 Bloody Scotland Debut Prize (nominee) : Waking the Tiger

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