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M. R. Hall lives and works in the Wye valley in South Wales. Born in London in 1967, he was educated at Hereford Cathedral School and Worcester College, Oxford, where he graduated in law.

During a career at the Bar, working mostly in the field of criminal law, he tried to learn the craft of screen writing, eventually getting his first commission in television writing an episode of the ITV hit series, Kavanagh QC starring John Thaw. He went on to write further episodes and shortly afterwards was commissioned to create a series for the new Channel Five, Wing And A Prayer. The first season earned him a BAFTA nomination in the best series category.

For over ten years Matthew has been a screen writer and producer, and has written over forty hours of prime time drama for BBC1 and ITV.

His debut novel, The Coroner, was published by Pan Macmillan in the UK in 2009 and has been nominated for the Crime Writer’s Association Gold Dagger in the best novel category.

The second novel in the series, The Disappeared, was published in the USA by Simon and Schuster on December 1st 2009 and in the UK by Pan Macmillan in January 2010. The third novel in the series, The Redeemed, is out in April 2011.

Translation rights to both The Coroner and The Disappeared have been sold across the world.

Matthew spends much of his spare time looking after his sixteen acres of woodland and working for the conservation of the countryside.

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If you like M. R. Hall you might also like to read books by Morag Joss, Anne Cleeves and Stuart MacBride.

Featured Books, with extracts, by M. R. Hall

The Burning by M. R. Hall
The Burning
M. R. Hall
A great, rather horrific tale with perhaps a tad too many red-herrings and characters so keep your wits about you. It stars Bristol coroner Jenny Cooper of past books (all recommended) but you don’t need back history to love this,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2015
The Burning by M. R. Hall
The Burning
M. R. Hall
A great, rather horrific tale with perhaps a tad too many red-herrings and characters so keep your wits about you. It stars Bristol coroner Jenny Cooper of past books (all recommended) but you don’t need back history to love this,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2014
The Chosen Dead Coroner Jenny Cooper Mystery -book 5 by M. R. Hall
The Chosen Dead Coroner Jenny Cooper Mystery -book 5
M. R. Hall
M R Hall is definitely an author to invest in. His series character is a coroner, Jenny Cooper, for the Severn Vale, Bristol area. This is the fifth and all are ace. Here we have germ warfare at its centre...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2014
The Disappeared by M. R. Hall
The Disappeared
M. R. Hall
September 2010 Book of the Month. This is the second case to feature the coroner Jenny Cooper, a divorcee, single mum of a difficult teenage son, a woman prone to anxieties and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/01/2013
The Flight by M. R. Hall
The Flight
M. R. Hall
Shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger 2012. CWA Judges' comment: “Coroner Jenny Cooper attempts to tackle the fall-out after an air disaster in the Severn estuary. Good balance of the domestic and the professional together with high-tech detail make this...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/01/2013
The Flight by M. R. Hall
The Flight
M. R. Hall
Shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger 2012. CWA Judges' comment: “Coroner Jenny Cooper attempts to tackle the fall-out after air disaster in Severn estuary. Good balance of the domestic and the professional together with high-tech detail make this an absolutely...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/02/2012
The Redeemed by M. R. Hall
The Redeemed
M. R. Hall
The third stunning Jenny Cooper novel from the author of The Coroner and The Disappeared. Jenny’s lone quest for justice will take her to the dark heart of an establishment who wish to silence her, and on an...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/11/2011
The Redeemed by M. R. Hall
The Redeemed
M. R. Hall
April 2011 Book of the Month. The third stunning Jenny Cooper novel from the author of The Coroner and The Disappeared. Jenny’s lone quest for justice will take her to...
Format: Trade Paperback - Released: 01/04/2011
The Coroner by M. R. Hall
The Coroner
M. R. Hall
Shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger 2009. CWA Judges’ comments: ‘A very strong debut with a highly original female protagonist.’ This is a fantastic book that was deservedly shortlisted for a CWA Gold Dagger. It introduces a highly...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2009

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