Mark Yarwood is a crime writer, but also enjoys writing in other genres. He is a former animator, sketch writer, editor, and comic book artist.
His first three EDMONTON POLICE STATION THRILLERS have been well received- the first of which is SPIDER MOUTH. Each of the books have been praised for the lack of a permanent main detective character, and instead he uses various members of the SPECIAL CRIME GROUP as the leads.
The first of his SEAN FAINT spy novels, FIRELAND, will be published later this year, followed quickly by his 4th EDMONTON POLICE STATION THRILLER.
A series of gruesome suicides involving a cannibal, a junky, and a housewife; the sadistic murder of a gangland villain; the death of the main suspect in a young girl’s disappearance- these are the events that begin a strange investigation by the newly formed Murder Squad of Edmonton Police Station, and send them racing across North London in search of the perpetrators.
At the scene of each horrific suicide, the team find a dead old man with a spider placed in his mouth. Detective Inspector Fred Fairservice finds the spiders particularly shocking, because it reminds him of something that happened to him when he was a boy. It cannot be just a coincidence.
With Detective Inspector Mark South in tow, Fred has to stop the killings, solve the riddle of the spiders, and help find a missing girl called Heather- All before his bosses make him take early retirement and his violent past catches up with him. But DI Fred Fairservice has other much darker demons to deal with.
London and the South West of England are the hunting ground of a serial killer. The brutal killer, nicknamed The Clock, hunts young men in their thirties, kills them and turns their bodies into macabre clock faces at each crime scene.
Detective Chief Inspector Paul Webb, a tired middle-aged policeman with a failed relationship still haunting him, investigates the series of murders with the help of Dr. Kirill Fedorov, a man who believes he can spot potential serial killer behaviour in children and cure them. Webb also persuades the now fully-grown Luke Wind, the only British boy that Dr. Fedorov cured and treated like a son, to help him find the killer.
Fedorov convinces Luke that he should still be able to understand a serial killer's mind, but when Luke looks into himself he begins to doubt that he has been cured after all, especially when the killings begin to look personal.
In North London families are being slaughtered by a merciless serial killer, with only one female relative left alive each time. There are no clues, just the sinister text messages sent to each surviving victim. Ex- Detective Sergeant Terence Marsland is trying to forget his former life as a policeman and husband, when he's begged by the Family Killer's original victim to privately reinvestigate the case. Against his better judgement, Marsland becomes embroiled in a race against the official police investigation to find the killer while struggling to keep his own tortured past at bay. Marsland realises that the killer likes to observe, to soak up the agony of the surviving victims- but then he becomes the victim himself... Out there somewhere the Family Killer is watching...
Welcome To Killville, USA
Killville is a fiery hot town with murder at its heart, and Matt Sichman is drawn to it like a sadistic moth. Matt is damaged and greedy, with a haunted past to keep him company- like the mysterious SHE, the woman he left for 'dead' in New York City.
In Killville, a crazily hot town where people keep dying in 'accidental shootings', Matt Sichman finds a place where he can finally score enough cash to make up for all the bad things he's done, to make a fresh start. But his past and the memory of HER won't leave him alone. He's soon offered the perfect score, but with the cops on his tail and HER still haunting him, events begin to spiral out of control and the bodies start to pile up.
This is a dark noir tale that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
When 'Mate' finds himself handcuffed to a boat speeding towards a Cornish cliff, he recalls why he's heading to his doom, and how his successful life as a vain and sex addicted salesman expired when he became disfigured by an experimental face cream.
While hiding in Cornwall, 'Mate' finds himself among a set of strange characters, like Janet, the fanatical porno artist, Margaret Parks, the fame obsessed 60s film star, and former London gangster Billy Wallis, who'll murder anyone who gets in Margaret's way.
All 'Mate' wants is to live a quiet and beautiful life again, but his new friends want to drag him kicking and screaming towards fame, fortune, porn art, exploding boats and ultimately death.
UGLY THINGS is part satire, part dark and twisted tale of our society's infatuation with beauty, sex and art.