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...

Other books by Mark Roberts

Killing Time

Killing Time

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

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 Release Date: 04/10/2018

Every time he kills you feel a little safer... Five years ago the notorious killer known as Vindici escaped from prison. Found guilty of torturing ten men to death, his murders made him a hero. Because each of those men were convicted paedophiles. Now, after years of hearing nothing, the killings have started again. And Vindici wants DCI Eve Clay to find him.

Blood Mist

Blood Mist

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

'Dark, gripping and believable' GRAHAM MASTERTON. Are you looking for an addictive serial killer thriller with a dark twist? EVERY NIGHT, A FAMILY DIES... While a blizzard rages through the streets of Liverpool, a family are slaughtered in their beds. Their mutilated bodies are dragged onto the landing to form a strange pattern. None of the neighbours hears a sound. EVERY NIGHT, SHE TRIES TO SAVE THEM... DCI Eve Clay and her Liverpool team can't understand the secret rituals of this killer. Who would risk capture to arrange their victims so precisely? Somewhere in Eve's mind, a long-buried memory flickers... But this is no time for hunches. She must find the killers before they strike again. TIME IS RUNNING OUT... First in the gripping, original and inventive Liverpool crime series introducing DCI Eve Clay. Reviews for Blood Mist: '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. 'The book is fantastic! It grips hold of you right away ... A hard hitting and disturbing tale. It leaves you chilled, exhausted and most definitely uncomfortable' EUROCRIME. '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. '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.

Dead Silent

Dead Silent

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

Why can't she say what she saw? She watched her father die... Leonard Lawson was a respected professor of medieval art. He lived a quiet life in a suburb of Liverpool with his grown-up daughter. He had no enemies. Louise Lawson witnessed her father's murder. Before she blacked out, she saw his body mutilated and deformed, twisted into a parody of the artworks he loved. DCI Eve Clay must overcome her own demons to decode a message written in blood - before another life is taken.

Killing Time

Killing Time

Author: Mark Roberts Format: Paperback 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

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

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

Every time he kills you feel a little safer... Five years ago the notorious killer known as Vindici escaped from prison. Found guilty of torturing ten men to death, his murders made him a hero. Because each of those men were convicted paedophiles. Now, after years of hearing nothing, the killings have started again. And Vindici wants DCI Eve Clay to find him.

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 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: eBook Release Date: 04/05/2017

Every time he kills you feel a little safer... Five years ago the notorious killer known as Vindici escaped from prison. Found guilty of torturing ten men to death, his murders made him a hero. Because each of those men were convicted paedophiles. Now, after years of hearing nothing, the killings have started again. And Vindici wants DCI Eve Clay to find him.

Dead Silent

Dead Silent

Author: Mark Roberts Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Why can't she say what she saw? She watched her father die... Leonard Lawson was a respected professor of medieval art. He lived a quiet life in a suburb of Liverpool with his grown-up daughter. He had no enemies. Louise Lawson witnessed her father's murder. Before she blacked out, she saw his body mutilated and deformed, twisted into a parody of the artworks he loved. DCI Eve Clay must overcome her own demons to decode a message written in blood - before another life is taken.

What She Saw

What She Saw

Author: Mark Roberts Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2016

A kidnapped child. A coded message. A burning car... A nine-year-old boy crawls from a burning car and is left fighting for his life. Young children go missing in the dead of night. Something sinister is at work on this London estate. Then DCI David Rosen and his team find a sinister eye carved into the site of the wreckage. Nearby, mysterious markings are etched onto the wall. Every second counts. Can Rosen and his team crack the code in time? Or will these children stay missing for ever? What people are saying about WHAT SHE SAW: 'Solidly believable world with intriguing and eyebrow raising characters' 'Lots of twists and turns throughout, builds to a brilliant climax' 'What a cunning, gripping story this is' 'Read it in 2 sittings, couldn't put it down'

Sixth Soul

Sixth Soul

Author: Mark Roberts Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2016

Six women. Six abductions. Six souls. The tabloids call him Herod. A barbaric serial killer who mutilates pregnant women and dumps their bodies in London streets. DCI Rosen calls him the Devil. A disturbed and twisted man who follows an ancient occult text said to be hell's answer to the bible. Then a new victim is abducted. DCI Rosen knows that time is running out to save her. But if he enters the killer's lair, he will find that there are far worse things than death... What people are saying about THE SIXTH SOUL: 'Of all the thriller/police books I have ever read, The Sixth Sense catapults right to the top spot!' 'A real humdinger of a thriller' 'An absolute triumph in crime drama literature' 'From the first page it grabs you by the throat and won't let you go until you've finished'

Dead Silent

Dead Silent

Author: Mark Roberts Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/05/2016

HIS LIFE WAS DEVOTED TO ART. HIS DEATH WAS A MASTERPIECE. Leonard Lawson was a respected professor of medieval art. He lived a quiet life in a suburb of Liverpool with his grown-up daughter. As far as anyone knew, he had no enemies. Louise Lawson watched her father die. Before she blacked out, she saw his body mutilated and deformed, twisted into a hellish parody of the artworks he loved. Investigating a killer bringing medieval horror to Merseyside, DCI Eve Clay must overcome her own demons to unpick the dark symbolism of the crime scene. A fifty-year silence has been broken - with a message written in blood...

Dead Silent

Dead Silent

Author: Mark Roberts Format: eBook Release Date: 05/05/2016

Why can't she say what she saw? She watched her father die... A gripping serial killer thriller, perfect for fans of Angela Marsons. Leonard Lawson was a respected professor of medieval art. He lived a quiet life in a suburb of Liverpool with his grown-up daughter. He had no enemies. Louise Lawson witnessed her father's murder. Before she blacked out, she saw his body mutilated and deformed, twisted into a parody of the artworks he loved. DCI Eve Clay must overcome her own demons to decode a message written in blood - before another life is taken.

Blood Mist

Blood Mist

Author: Mark Roberts Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/01/2016

'Dark, gripping and believable' GRAHAM MASTERTON. Are you looking for an addictive serial killer thriller with a dark twist? EVERY NIGHT, A FAMILY DIES... While a blizzard rages through the streets of Liverpool, a family are slaughtered in their beds. Their mutilated bodies are dragged onto the landing to form a strange pattern. None of the neighbours hears a sound. EVERY NIGHT, SHE TRIES TO SAVE THEM... DCI Eve Clay and her Liverpool team can't understand the secret rituals of this killer. Who would risk capture to arrange their victims so precisely? Somewhere in Eve's mind, a long-buried memory flickers... But this is no time for hunches. She must find the killers before they strike again. TIME IS RUNNING OUT... First in the gripping, original and inventive Liverpool crime series introducing DCI Eve Clay. Reviews for Blood Mist: '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. 'The book is fantastic! It grips hold of you right away ... A hard hitting and disturbing tale. It leaves you chilled, exhausted and most definitely uncomfortable' EUROCRIME. '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. '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.

Blood Mist

Blood Mist

Author: Mark Roberts Format: eBook Release Date: 13/08/2015

The first in a gripping serial killer thriller series, perfect for fans of Angela Marsons. Every night a family dies... Every day she tries to save them... While a blizzard rages through the streets of Liverpool, a family are slaughtered in their beds. Their mutilated bodies are dragged onto the landing to form a strange pattern. None of the neighbours hears a sound. DCI Eve Clay is at a loss. Who would risk capture to arrange their victims so precisely? Somewhere in her mind, a long-buried memory flickers. But this is no time for hunches. She must find the killers before they strike again.

Blood Mist

Blood Mist

Author: Mark Roberts Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

'Dark, gripping and believable' GRAHAM MASTERTON. Are you looking for an addictive serial killer thriller with a dark twist? EVERY NIGHT, A FAMILY DIES... While a blizzard rages through the streets of Liverpool, a family are slaughtered in their beds. Their mutilated bodies are dragged onto the landing to form a strange pattern. None of the neighbours hears a sound. EVERY NIGHT, SHE TRIES TO SAVE THEM... DCI Eve Clay and her Liverpool team can't understand the secret rituals of this killer. Who would risk capture to arrange their victims so precisely? Somewhere in Eve's mind, a long-buried memory flickers... But this is no time for hunches. She must find the killers before they strike again. TIME IS RUNNING OUT... First in the gripping, original and inventive Liverpool crime series introducing DCI Eve Clay. Reviews for Blood Mist: '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. 'The book is fantastic! It grips hold of you right away ... A hard hitting and disturbing tale. It leaves you chilled, exhausted and most definitely uncomfortable' EUROCRIME. '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. '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.

Lean An Ongoing Journey

Lean An Ongoing Journey

Author: Mark Roberts Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2015

What She Saw Brilliant page turner - a serial killer thriller with a twist

What She Saw Brilliant page turner - a serial killer thriller with a twist

Author: Mark Roberts Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/12/2014

Peckham, south London. A nine-year-old boy crawls from a burning car and is left fighting for his life. As DCI David Rosen and his team scour the scene of the crime, a graffiti image of a sinister eye is discovered above the site of the wreckage - and with it, a series of mysterious markings etched onto the wall. Could this be a code to catch the monster behind this dreadful act? When a teenager is burned alive, evidence on his body confirms Rosen's suspicion that something sinister is at work on the estate. Young children go missing in the dead of night. Each second counts as Rosen battles to find the killers and save the missing souls...

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...

The Longevity Betting Strategy for Winning at Roulette

The Longevity Betting Strategy for Winning at Roulette

Author: Mark Roberts Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2012

English for Economics in Higher Education Studies Teacher Book

English for Economics in Higher Education Studies Teacher Book

Author: Mark Roberts Format: Board book Release Date: 01/04/2012

English for Economics in Higher Education Studies The Garnet Education English for Specific Academic Purposes series won the Duke of Edinburgh English Speaking Union English Language Book Award in 2009. English for Economics is a skills-based course designed specifically for students of economics who are about to enter English-medium tertiary level studies. It provides carefully graded practice and progressions in the key academic skills that all students need, such as listening to lectures and speaking in seminars. It also equips students with the specialist economics language they need to participate successfully within a economics faculty. Extensive listening exercises come from economics lectures, and all reading texts are taken from the same field of study. There is also a focus throughout on the key economics vocabulary that students will need. The Teacher's Book includes: * Comprehensive teaching notes on all exercises to help teachers prepare effective lessons * Complete answer keys to all exercises * Full transcripts of listening exercises *Facsimiles of Course Book pages at the appropriate point in each unit *Photocopiable resource pages and ideas for additional activities The Garnet English for Specific Academic Purposes series covers a range of academic subjects. All titles present the same skills and vocabulary points. Teachers can therefore deal with a range of ESAP courses at the same time, knowing that each subject title will focus on the same key skills and follow the same structure. Key Features * Systematic approach to developing academic skills through relevant content. * Focus on receptive skills (reading and listening) to activate productive skills (writing and speaking) in subject area. * Eight-page units combine language and academic skills teaching. * Vocabulary and academic skills bank in each unit for reference and revision. * Audio CDs for further self-study or homework. * Ideal coursework for EAP teachers.

English for Economics in Higher Education Studies

English for Economics in Higher Education Studies

Author: Mark Roberts Format: Board book Release Date: 01/02/2012

English for Economics in Higher Education Studies The Garnet Education English for Specific Academic Purposes series won the Duke of Edinburgh English Speaking Union English Language Book Award in 2009. English for Economics is a skills-based course designed specifically for students of economics who are about to enter English-medium tertiary level studies. It provides carefully graded practice and progressions in the key academic skills that all students need, such as listening to lectures and speaking in seminars. It also equips students with the specialist language they need to participate successfully within a economics department. Extensive listening exercises come from economics lectures, and all reading texts are taken from the same field of study. There is also a focus throughout on the key economics vocabulary that students will need. *Listening: how to understand and take effective notes on extended lectures, including how to follow the argument and identify the speaker's point of view. *Speaking: how to participate effectively in a variety of realistic situations, from seminars to presentations, including how to develop an argument and use stance markers. *Reading: how to understand a wide range of texts, from academic textbooks to Internet articles, including how to analyze complex sentences and identify such things as the writer's stance. *Writing: how to produce coherent and well-structured assignments, including such skills as paraphrasing and the use of the appropriate academic phrases. *Vocabulary: a wide range of activities to develop students' knowledge and use of key vocabulary, both in the field of economics and of academic study in general. *Vocabulary and Skills banks: a reference source to provide students with revision of the key words and phrases and skills presented in each unit. *Full transcripts of all listening exercises. The Garnet English for Specific Academic Purposes series covers a range of academic subjects. All titles present the same skills and vocabulary points. Teachers can therefore deal with a range of ESAP courses at the same time, knowing that each subject title will focus on the same key skills and follow the same structure. Key Features * Systematic approach to developing academic skills through relevant content. * Focus on receptive skills (reading and listening) to activate productive skills (writing and speaking) in subject area. * Eight-page units combine language and academic skills teaching. * Vocabulary and academic skills bank in each unit for reference and revision. * Audio CDs for further self-study or homework. * Ideal coursework for EAP teachers. * Extra resources at

A Primer of Darksome Intent

A Primer of Darksome Intent

Author: Mark Roberts Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/07/2010

A Primer of Darksome Intent

A Primer of Darksome Intent

Author: Mark Roberts Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/07/2010

Basic Rhythm Programming

Basic Rhythm Programming

Author: Mark Roberts Format: eBook Release Date: 05/03/2010

With today's hardware and software sequencers, it's possible for anyone recording music on a budget to lay down professional-sounding grooves and produce music in the comfort of their home.Basic Rhythm Programming provides a guide to creating rolls, fills and paradiddles on your computer, explaining every aspect of the process, from connecting up your soundcard to producing material rivalling that of Fatboy Slim himself!If you're making music, or you want to, this book is for you.

The Mark of the Beast Animality and Human Oppression

The Mark of the Beast Animality and Human Oppression

Author: Mark Roberts Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/08/2008

The Mark of the Beast historically and critically examines the dire affects of the process of animalization on both humans and animals. Following the philosophical provenance of the idea of animality , Roberts explores the practical and scientific uses of this idea, focusing largely on what Stephen J. Gould terms the biodeterministic tradition.

My Own Brown Bag of Poetry

My Own Brown Bag of Poetry

Author: Mark Roberts Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/12/2007

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