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About the author

Cornish born Malcolm Richards writes dark thrillers about everyday people caught up in terrifying situations. He is the author of the award-nominated Devil's Cove series, set in a Cornish coastal town with a shocking secret.

His first book, The Hiding House, was published in 2012 and tells the story of two young siblings uncovering a viper's nest of family secrets after being left alone in their grandmother's isolated woodland home.

Writing as M.J. Richards, he is the author of the Emily Swanson crime thriller series, in which the titular private detective suffers from anxiety disorder.

Previously, Malcolm worked for several years in the special education sector, teaching and supporting inner-city children with complex emotional, behavioural, and developmental needs. After several years of living in London, he now resides in Somerset, England, along with his partner and a cat called Sukey