Mark Furness is an award-nominated writer of thrillers, mysteries and black comic crime.
He is a former journalist and foreign correspondent - who lived and worked in the US, UK, Australia and East Asia - and draws on these experiences to inform his crime stories which often feature journalists. He claims his good characters are based on real people. The black hats are purely fictional.
The British Crime Writers Association Debut Dagger competition long-listed his international conspiracy thriller, with the working title FBEyes, in which journalists uncover corruption at the high-tech frontier of the global arms industry. FBEyes is a work-in-progress. His flash fiction has been published by Apocrypha & Abstractions in the US, and he has been a finalist in Australia’s Cowley Literary Award.
Mark recently launched his first full-length novel, Under Eden, a three-part mini-series of international crime thrillers in which journalists probe a deadly underworld of the super rich. Think the real-life journalists who produced the Panama Papers crossed with Steig Larsson’s investigative reporter Mikael Blomkvist - except Furness’s reporter, Gar Hart, has an offbeat sense of humor and his father’s old gun for company.