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Mark Roberts - Author

About the Author

Mark Roberts was born and raised in Liverpool and was educated at St. Francis Xavier's College. He was a teacher for twenty years and for the last ten years has worked as a special school teacher. He received a Manchester Evening News Theatre Award for best new play of the year. The Sixth Soul is his first novel for adults.

Featured books by Mark Roberts

The Sixth Soul

The Sixth Soul

Author: Mark Roberts Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/10/2013

Six women. Six abductions. Six souls in peril...London is in the grip of a barbaric serial killer, dubbed Herod by the tabloid press. Four pregnant women have been abducted in quick succession, their bodies mutilated and dumped. When a fifth pregnant woman, Julia Caton, is taken from her home in the dead of night, DCI David Rosen knows that time is running out to save her...Then Rosen gets a mysterious phone call from Father Sebastian Flint, an enigmatic priest who seems to know rather too much about the abductions. When it emerges that Father Flint was once the Vatican's leading expert on the occult, the investigation takes an increasingly disturbing turn. But it isn't until Rosen discovers the existence of an ancient text - said to be the devil's answer to the bible - that the true horror of Herod's plan begins to unfold. Rosen is drawn inexorably to the killer's lair, where he will discover a terrible truth - that Herod's retribution is absolute, and that there are far worse things than death...

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Other books by Mark Roberts

A Date With Death

A Date With Death

Author: Mark Roberts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2019

All they wanted was to find their happy-ever-after... Instead, they met their deaths. Three women have been killed in Liverpool. The MO points to a stranger, and now DCI Eve Clay is on the trail of a vicious man who preys on lonely women on dating sites. He signs off the same way with each message: Kiss kiss, night night. His crimes are escalating - and Eve has to stop him before another girl dies. But first she needs to find him. And that means going undercover online, and posing as his perfect victim... REVIEWS FOR MARK ROBERTS: 'A fast-paced, chilling novel ... Short chapters, crackling dialogue and action that never lets up for a single moment ... Mark Roberts is what British crime fiction has been looking for' CRIMESQUAD. 'Intricate, fast-paced, with a sense of the macabre ... A genuinely innovative crime writer' DAILY MAIL. 'Dark, gripping and believable. Roberts' intimate knowledge of Liverpool makes the city into a sinister character of itself' GRAHAM MASTERTON. 'This is one of the most thought-provoking, powerful serial killing murders I've ever read. It's brutal, but I found that the plot was so deep, so twisted, intense and clever that there was no way I could put the book down until the final page' BESTSELLING CRIME THRILLERS.

Time to ACT Realizing Indonesia's Urban Potential

Time to ACT Realizing Indonesia's Urban Potential

Author: Mark Roberts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

Indonesia has urbanized rapidly since its independence in 1945, profoundly changing its economic geography and giving rise to a diverse array of urban places. These places range from the bustling metropolis of Jakarta to rapidly emerging urban centers in hitherto largely rural parts of the country. Although urbanization has produced considerable benefits for many Indonesians, its potential has only been partially realized.Time to ACT: Realizing Indonesia's Urban Potential explores the extent to which urbanization inIndonesia has delivered in terms of prosperity, inclusiveness, and livability. The report takes a broad view of urbanization's performance in these three key areas, covering both the monetary and nonmonetary aspects of welfare. It analyzes the fundamental reforms that can help the country to more fully achieve widespread and sustainable benefits, and it introduces a new policy framework-the ACT framework-to guide policy making. This framework emphasizes the three policy principles of Augment, Connect, and Target:* Augment the provision and quality of infrastructure and basic services across urbanand rural locations* Connect places and people to jobs and opportunities and services* Target lagging areas and marginalized groups through well-designed place-based policies,as well as thoughtful urban planning and design.Using this framework, the report provides policy recommendations differentiated by four typesof place that differ in both their economic characteristics and the challenges that they face-multidistrict metro areas, single-district metro areas, nonmetro urban areas, and nonmetrorural areas.In addition to its eight chapters, Time to ACT: Realizing Indonesia's Urban Potential includes four spotlights on strengthening the disaster resilience of Indonesian cities, the nexus betweenurbanization and human capital, the invisible crisis of wastewater management, and the potential for smart cities in Indonesia.If Indonesia continues to urbanize in line with global historical standards, more than 70 percent of its population will be living in towns and cities by the time the country celebrates the centenary of its independence in 2045. Accordingly, how Indonesia manages this continued expansion of its urban population-and the mounting congestion forces that expansion brings-will do much to determine whether the country reaches the upper rungs of the global ladder of prosperity, inclusiveness, and livability.

The Iraq Diary

The Iraq Diary

Author: Mark Roberts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2019

Date With Death

Date With Death

Author: Mark Roberts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

All they wanted was to find their happy-ever-after... Instead, they met their deaths. Three women have been killed in Liverpool. The MO points to a stranger, and now DCI Eve Clay is on the trail of a vicious man who preys on lonely women on dating sites. He signs off the same way with each message: Kiss kiss, night night. His crimes are escalating - and Eve has to stop him before another girl dies. But first she needs to find him. And that means going undercover online, and posing as his perfect victim... REVIEWS FOR MARK ROBERTS: 'A fast-paced, chilling novel ... Short chapters, crackling dialogue and action that never lets up for a single moment ... Mark Roberts is what British crime fiction has been looking for' CRIMESQUAD. 'Intricate, fast-paced, with a sense of the macabre ... A genuinely innovative crime writer' DAILY MAIL. 'Dark, gripping and believable. Roberts' intimate knowledge of Liverpool makes the city into a sinister character of itself' GRAHAM MASTERTON. 'This is one of the most thought-provoking, powerful serial killing murders I've ever read. It's brutal, but I found that the plot was so deep, so twisted, intense and clever that there was no way I could put the book down until the final page' BESTSELLING CRIME THRILLERS.

Date With Death

Date With Death

Author: Mark Roberts Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/05/2019

All they wanted was to find their happy-ever-after... Instead, they met their deaths. Three women have been killed in Liverpool. The MO points to a stranger, and now DCI Eve Clay is on the trail of a vicious man who preys on lonely women on dating sites. He signs off the same way with each message: Kiss kiss, night night. His crimes are escalating - and Eve has to stop him before another girl dies. But first she needs to find him. And that means going undercover online, and posing as his perfect victim... REVIEWS FOR MARK ROBERTS: 'A fast-paced, chilling novel ... Short chapters, crackling dialogue and action that never lets up for a single moment ... Mark Roberts is what British crime fiction has been looking for' CRIMESQUAD. 'Intricate, fast-paced, with a sense of the macabre ... A genuinely innovative crime writer' DAILY MAIL. 'Dark, gripping and believable. Roberts' intimate knowledge of Liverpool makes the city into a sinister character of itself' GRAHAM MASTERTON. 'This is one of the most thought-provoking, powerful serial killing murders I've ever read. It's brutal, but I found that the plot was so deep, so twisted, intense and clever that there was no way I could put the book down until the final page' BESTSELLING CRIME THRILLERS.

Heme Inc.

Heme Inc.

Author: Mark Roberts Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2018

Heme Inc.

Heme Inc.

Author: Mark Roberts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2018

Killing Time

Killing Time

Author: Mark Roberts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Before night falls, someone will die... In a deserted playground, a young Czech girl cowers by the swings. She has been missing for eight days. No-one knows what she has seen, and she is refusing to speak. DCI Eve Clay is on her way to meet the girl, when another case is called in. Two migrant workers are dead, and a sinister message has been discovered at the scene: killing time is here, embrace it. How long does Eve have before the killers strike again? 'Fast-paced and chilling ... Mark Roberts is what British crime fiction has been looking for' CRIME SQUAD. 'Dark, gripping and believable' GRAHAM MASTERTON.

Killing Time

Killing Time

Author: Mark Roberts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

Before night falls, someone will die... A young Czech girl, missing for eight days, is found in a deserted playground. Starving and terrified, she may be alive but the horrors she's survived have left her mute. DCI Eve Clay is on her way to try and interview the girl, when another case is called in. Two Polish migrant workers have been found dead in their burnt out flat. But this is no normal house fire. The men's bodies had been doused in petrol. Then Clay uncovers a sinister message at the scene: killing time is here, embrace it. It's clear this is only the beginning, but how long does Eve have before another life is taken?

Killing Time

Killing Time

Author: Mark Roberts Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/05/2018

Before night falls, someone will die... A young Czech girl, missing for eight days, is found in a deserted playground. Starving and terrified, she may be alive but the horrors she's survived have left her mute. DCI Eve Clay is on her way to try and interview the girl, when another case is called in. Two Polish migrant workers have been found dead in their burnt out flat. But this is no normal house fire. The men's bodies had been doused in petrol. Then Clay uncovers a sinister message at the scene: killing time is here, embrace it. It's clear this is only the beginning, but how long does Eve have before another life is taken?

Ever Wondered What God Is Like?

Ever Wondered What God Is Like?

Author: Mark Roberts Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/04/2018

Killing Time

Killing Time

Author: Mark Roberts Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2018

Before night falls, someone will die... A young Czech girl, missing for eight days, is found in a deserted playground. Starving and terrified, she may be alive but the horrors she's survived have left her mute. DCI Eve Clay is on her way to try and interview the girl, when another case is called in. Two Polish migrant workers have been found dead in their burnt out flat. But this is no normal house fire. The men's bodies had been doused in petrol. Then Clay uncovers a sinister message at the scene: killing time is here, embrace it. It's clear this is only the beginning, but how long does Eve have before another life is taken?

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

Author: Mark Roberts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

A serial killer. A hero to some. A wanted criminal to others. The man who calls himself Vindici broke out of prison last year. Now he's filmed himself torturing and killing paedophiles in Liverpool's affluent suburbs. Half the city are celebrating: the streets are now safer for their children. But for DCI Eve Clay and her team at the Merseyside Police, it's a nightmare. Their job is to solve crimes and lock up the killer - hard enough without being despised by the public they are trying to protect. And now, just when they think they've cracked the case, they receive a photo of Vindici at a Day of The Dead parade in Mexico. If Vindici is 5,000 miles away, who are they hunting in Liverpool? DCI Eve Clay must draw on all her cunning to unmask a killer who is somehow always one step ahead.

The Lean Tool Room. Problem Solving, Understanding You Have a Problem

The Lean Tool Room. Problem Solving, Understanding You Have a Problem

Author: Mark Roberts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2017

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

Author: Mark Roberts Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/05/2017

A serial killer. A hero to some. A wanted criminal to others. The man who calls himself Vindici broke out of prison last year. Now he's filmed himself torturing and killing paedophiles in Liverpool's affluent suburbs. Half the city are celebrating: the streets are now safer for their children. But for DCI Eve Clay and her team at the Merseyside Police, it's a nightmare. Their job is to solve crimes and lock up the killer - hard enough without being despised by the public they are trying to protect. And now, just when they think they've cracked the case, they receive a photo of Vindici at a Day of The Dead parade in Mexico. If Vindici is 5,000 miles away, who are they hunting in Liverpool? DCI Eve Clay must draw on all her cunning to unmask a killer who is somehow always one step ahead.

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

Author: Mark Roberts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2017

A serial killer. A hero to some. A wanted criminal to others. The man who calls himself Vindici broke out of prison last year. Now he's filmed himself torturing and killing paedophiles in Liverpool's affluent suburbs. Half the city are celebrating: the streets are now safer for their children. But for DCI Eve Clay and her team at the Merseyside Police, it's a nightmare. Their job is to solve crimes and lock up the killer - hard enough without being despised by the public they are trying to protect. And now, just when they think they've cracked the case, they receive a photo of Vindici at a Day of The Dead parade in Mexico. If Vindici is 5,000 miles away, who are they hunting in Liverpool? DCI Eve Clay must draw on all her cunning to unmask a killer who is somehow always one step ahead.