Mark Pryor

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Peter May & Mark Pryor
Murder By The Book, Saturday, September 6 at 4:30pm
Peter May will sign The Lewis Man (Querces; $26.99), the second book in his trilogy.

Peter May is the Sunday Times bestselling author of the Lewis trilogy crime novels, a standalone thriller Entry Island and Hebrides, a photographic journey through the Hebridean Islands. Peter has over 1,000 television credits to his name, including the Scottish Gaelic series Machair, which was filmed entirely on location on the Isle of Lewis.

The landscape of the Outer Hebrides, with its stark cliffs, ghostly mists and lonely beaches, has become a definitive character of Peter May’s Lewis trilogy. In Hebrides, readers accompany him on an odyssey in prose and images, through a history of the Vikings’ ‘Long Island’ and his own deep personal connection with the islands that influenced his bestselling work.

Travelling as if alongside his Lewis Trilogy protagonist Fin Macleod, he describes the island life – as bewitching as it is treacherous – his encounter with the bird-hunters of Sula Sgeir, the savage seas of Ness and the churches of Eriskay. With extracts from the trilogy and specially commissioned photographs, this book places his writing and characters within the land that gave them form and has inspired the Visit Outer Hebrides Peter May Lewis Trilogy tour.

Mark Pryor will sign and discuss The Button Man (Seventh Street Books; $15.95).

Mark grew up in Hertfordshire, England, and now lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and three young children.

Over the years, he has been many things: ski instructor, journalist, personal trainer, and bra folder (he lasted one day: fired for giggling at the ridiculousness of the job. If it's any excuse, he was just nineteen years old.)

His first real career was as a newspaper reporter in Colchester, Essex. There, he covered the police and crime beat for almost two years. He also wrote stories on foreign assignments, including accounts from Northern Ireland while with the British Army, and from Romania where he covered the first-anniversary celebrations of that country's revolution.

Mark moved to America in 1994, mostly for the weather. He attended journalism school at the University of North Carolina, in Chapel Hill, and then law school at Duke University, graduating with honors and a lot of debt.

He is currently an Assistant District Attorney with the Travis County DA's office. Or, as he tells his kids, "I help catch bad guys." Simplistic, yes, but you try explaining the judicial system

Location: Street: 2342 Bissonnet St Additional: City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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MysteryPeople Presents: MARK PRYOR - The Button Man
BookPeople, Saturday, September 13 at 3pm
Saturday, September 13 at 3PM MysteryPeople Presents Acclaimed Author Mark Pryor speaking & signing The Button Man: A Hugo Marston Novel MysteryPeople favorite & Austinite, Mark Pryor, returns to BookPeople with his latest Hugo Marston title, The Button Man, a prequel to The Bookseller. Marston has just joined the State Department as head of security at the US Embassy in London. His task of protecting twp spoiled movie stars goes from routine to disastrous almost immediately. This is a series for lovers of great setting, pacing, and storytelling, this afternoon's event is not to be missed. Today, at 3PM!

About The Button Man: Hugo Marston has just joined the State Department as head of security at the US Embassy in London. His task is to protect a pair of spoiled movie stars, Dayton Harper and his wife Ginny Ferro, whose reckless driving killed a prominent landowner in rural England. The job turns from routine to disastrous almost immediately. Before Hugo has a chance to meet Harper or Ferro, he finds out that the woman has disappeared, and soon her body is found hanging from an oak tree in a London cemetery. Hours later a distraught Harper slips away from his protector, and Hugo has no idea where he's going. Teaming up with a secretive young lady named Merlyn, Hugo's search leads to a quaint English village. There, instead of finding Harper, another body turns up in the church graveyard. But now the killer knows he's being tailed. At one of England's most famous tourist spots, the self-appointed executioner prepares for the final act of his murderous spree. And Hugo arrives just in time to play his part... Mark Pryor is the author of the Hugo Marston novels, The Bookseller, The Crypt Thief, and The Blood Promise, and the true-crime book As She Lay Sleeping. A native of Hertfordshire, England, he is an assistant district attorney in Austin, Texas, where he lives with his wife and three children. In order to have anything signed at a BookPeople event, a copy of the event book must be purchased from BookPeople. If you purchase your book from BookPeople in advance of the event, please save your receipt and present it at the event.

Thank you for supporting Mark Pryor, MysteryPeople & your local independent bookstore!

Location: Street: 603 N Lamar Blvd City: Austin, Province: Texas Postal Code: 78703-5413 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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