Mark Pryor is a former newspaper reporter from England, and now a prosecutor with the Travis County District Attorney's Office, in Austin, Texas.
His upcoming book DIE AROUND SUNDOWN is the first in a new series of historical mysteries set in Paris during WW2. It will be published August 16, 2022, by St. Martin's/Minotaur.
Mark is also the author of the Hugo Marston mystery series, set in Paris, London, and Barcelona. The first in the series, THE BOOKSELLER, was a Library Journal Debut of the Month, and called "unputdownable" by Oprah.com, and the series has been featured in the New York Times. Mark also wrote the highly-praised psychological thrillers, HOLLOW MAN (September, 2015) and DOMINIC (January 2018).
As a seasoned prosecutor, he has tried (and won!) multiple murder cases, and appeared on CBS News's 48 Hours and Discovery Channel's Discovery ID: Cold Blood.
In his spare time, Mark is a dog-loving, soccer-playing husband, and father to three children.
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“...the best one yet"
"The ingredients are all present: two lovely and talented women, a revenge-crazed criminal out for blood, a brutal murder, a power-hungry Parisian detective, and an assortment of possible culprits who would make Agatha Christie proud. Add to this the setting of Paris in winter, and the stage is set for action—and plenty of it."
-- NY Journal of Books
the sorbonne affair
“The flawlessly constructed whodunit sharply contrasts with the gritty flashbacks to Hugh’s past, a subplot that rewards series fans with a new layer of depth to the central characters.”
"Entertaining. . . . A fascinating cast, an intriguing subplot that delves into Hugo’s past, and a gorgeous Parisian setting add to the story’s appeal."
― Publishers Weekly
THE RELUCTANT MATADOR:
For others in the series:
"A darkly comic mystery with a sharp-eyed and sharp-mouthed detective... A TALE WITH HEART."
- CARA BLACK, bestselling author of the Aimee Leduc series
"A wonderfully historic, masterful mystery."
- CRAIG JOHNSON, bestselling author of the Longmire series
"Vivid historical detail and fascinating pyschological insights... EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS BOOK IS COMPELLING; YOU WON'T WANT TO PUT IT DOWN!"
- ASHLEY WEAVER, author of the Amory Ames Mysteries
"RIVETING. In this love letter to Paris, Pryor deftly evokes the tensions of the time and crafts resilient characters that readers will come back to time and again."
- ERICA RUTH NEUBAUER, author of the Jane Wunderly Mystery series