THE book artist
“...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:
I'm Mark Pryor and I write crime fiction, the kinds of stories I grew up reading,
where the good guys hunt the bad guys and sometimes it's not clear who's who....
First let me mention my Hugo Marston series, which is set mostly in Paris, but also in London and Barcelona.Hugo is the head of security at the US Embassy in Paris, and a former FBI profiler, a rather old-fashioned kind of hero, I like to think.
As well as the Hugo series, I've written two novels set in Austin, Texas: HOLLOW MAN (September, 2015) and DOMINIC (January 2018). They are psychological thrillers. Publishers Weekly compared HM's ending with one of my favorite movies, THE USUAL SUSPECTS. I'll take that compliment!
In real life I am a prosecutor in Austin, Texas, a husband, a father, and a barely-above-average soccer player.