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M. R. Carey - Author

About the Author

M. R. Carey is a pen name for an established British writer of prose fiction and comic books. He has written for both DC and Marvel, including critically acclaimed runs on X-Men and Fantastic Four, Marvel's flagship superhero titles. His creator-owned books regularly appear in the New York Times graphic fiction bestseller list. He also has several previous novels and one Hollywood movie screenplay to his credit.

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Featured books by M. R. Carey

The Boy on the Bridge

The Boy on the Bridge

Author: M. R. Carey Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy. The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world. To where the monsters lived.

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The Girl with All the Gifts

The Girl with All the Gifts

Author: M. R. Carey Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/06/2014

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her 'our little genius'. Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favourite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

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The Girl with All the Gifts

The Girl with All the Gifts

Author: M. R. Carey Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/06/2014

NOT EVERY GIFT IS A BLESSING Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant Parks keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite. But they don't laugh. Melanie is a very special girl. Emotionally charged and gripping from beginning to end,  'Original, thrilling and powerful' - GUARDIAN 'Haunting, heartbreaking' - VOGUE 'A great read that takes hold of you and doesn't let go' - John Ajvide Lindqvist, author of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN 'Scary, tense and fast-paced ...but with a heart-warming tenderness' - MARIE CLAIRE

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Other books by M. R. Carey

Someone Like Me

Someone Like Me

Author: M. R. Carey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

'A TAUT, CLEVER THRILLER THAT LEFT ME UTTERLY BEREFT WHEN I'D FINISHED. IT'S A MASTERPIECE' Louise Jensen, bestselling author of The Sister From the author of the million-copy bestseller The Girl With All the Gifts comes a heart-stopping psychological thriller with a twist you won't see coming and a heroine you can't trust . . . THERE ARE TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY. Liz Kendall wouldn't hurt a fly. Even when times get tough, she's devoted to bringing up her kids in a loving home. But there's another side to Liz, one that's dark and malicious. She will do anything to get her way - no matter how extreme. And when her alter-ego takes control, the consequences are devastating. Someone Like Me is the intoxicating new thriller from the phenomenal M. R. Carey. A modern take on the Jekyll and Hyde tale, think Gone Girl meets Stephen King - but you won't have read anything quite like this before . . . Praise for M. R. Carey: 'An intense, haunting thriller with heart. You will not want to put this down' Laini Taylor 'Carey writes with compassion and fire' Lauren Beukes 'Enigmatic and utterly gripping' Harper's Bazaar 'Keeps you on tenterhooks as the action unfolds' Elle 'Heartfelt, remorseless and painfully human . . . a jewel' Joss Whedon 'Original, thrilling and powerful' Guardian 'If you only read one novel this year, make sure it's this one' Martina Cole

Someone Like Me

Someone Like Me

Author: M. R. Carey Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/11/2018

'A TAUT, CLEVER THRILLER THAT LEFT ME UTTERLY BEREFT WHEN I'D FINISHED. IT'S A MASTERPIECE' Louise Jensen, bestselling author of The Sister From the author of the million-copy bestseller The Girl With All the Gifts comes a heart-stopping psychological thriller with a twist you won't see coming and a heroine you can't trust . . . THERE ARE TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY. Liz Kendall wouldn't hurt a fly. Even when times get tough, she's devoted to bringing up her kids in a loving home. But there's another side to Liz, one that's dark and malicious. She will do anything to get her way - no matter how extreme. And when her alter-ego takes control, the consequences are devastating. Someone Like Me is the intoxicating new thriller from the phenomenal M. R. Carey. A modern take on the Jekyll and Hyde tale, think Gone Girl meets Stephen King - but you won't have read anything quite like this before . . . Praise for M. R. Carey: 'An intense, haunting thriller with heart. You will not want to put this down' Laini Taylor 'Carey writes with compassion and fire' Lauren Beukes 'Enigmatic and utterly gripping' Harper's Bazaar 'Keeps you on tenterhooks as the action unfolds' Elle 'Heartfelt, remorseless and painfully human . . . a jewel' Joss Whedon 'Original, thrilling and powerful' Guardian 'If you only read one novel this year, make sure it's this one' Martina Cole

Someone Like Me

Someone Like Me

Author: M. R. Carey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/11/2018

'A TAUT, CLEVER THRILLER THAT LEFT ME UTTERLY BEREFT WHEN I'D FINISHED. IT'S A MASTERPIECE' Louise Jensen, bestselling author of The Sister From the author of the million-copy bestseller The Girl With All the Gifts comes a heart-stopping psychological thriller with a twist you won't see coming and a heroine you can't trust . . . THERE ARE TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY. Liz Kendall wouldn't hurt a fly. Even when times get tough, she's devoted to bringing up her kids in a loving home. But there's another side to Liz, one that's dark and malicious. She will do anything to get her way - no matter how extreme. And when her alter-ego takes control, the consequences are devastating. Someone Like Me is the intoxicating new thriller from the phenomenal M. R. Carey. A modern take on the Jekyll and Hyde tale, think Gone Girl meets Stephen King - but you won't have read anything quite like this before . . . Praise for M. R. Carey: 'An intense, haunting thriller with heart. You will not want to put this down' Laini Taylor 'Carey writes with compassion and fire' Lauren Beukes 'Enigmatic and utterly gripping' Harper's Bazaar 'Keeps you on tenterhooks as the action unfolds' Elle 'Heartfelt, remorseless and painfully human . . . a jewel' Joss Whedon 'Original, thrilling and powerful' Guardian 'If you only read one novel this year, make sure it's this one' Martina Cole

Die Hungrigen

Die Hungrigen

Author: M. R. Carey Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2018

Der neue Endzeit-Thriller vom internationalen Bestseller-Autor M. R. Carey: die Vorgeschichte zum erfolgreich verfilmten Zombie-Horror-Roman "e;The Girl with All The Gifts"e; ("e;Die Berufene"e;). Ein parasitrer Pilz hat unzhlige Menschen in "e;Hungrige"e; verwandelt, ausgemergelte Zombies, die nach lebendigem Fleisch gieren. In einem zum Labor umgebauten Panzer ist eine kleine Gruppe von Militrs und Wissenschaftlern auf der Suche nach Antworten, unter ihnen der 15-jhrige Hochbegabte Steven. Bei einem seiner heimlichen Streifzge entdeckt er eine Gruppe von Kindern unter den Hungrigen, die sich eigentmlich kontrolliert verhalten. Steven erkennt in den Kindern die einmalige Chance auf ein Heilmittel - doch wie weit wird er gehen, um die Menschheit - oder die, die sich dafr halten - zu retten?"e;Der wrdige Nachfolger fr einen der besten Zombie-Romane ever"e; Tor.com"e;Ein gruseliger, mitreiender Pageturner darber, was es heit, ein Mensch zu sein"e; Kirkus Review"e;M.R. Carey ist eine Klasse fr sich."e; Daily Mail

The Boy on the Bridge Discover the word-of-mouth phenomenon

The Boy on the Bridge Discover the word-of-mouth phenomenon

Author: M. R. Carey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2018

'SPECTACULAR!' No. 1 bestselling author Martina Cole 'UNPUTDOWNABLE' Irish Times The thrilling stand-alone novel set in the same world as the million-copy bestseller THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS. Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy. The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world. To where the monsters lived. 'Carey writes with compassion and fire - strange and surprising and humane' Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls 'I loved it just as much as The Girl With All the Gifts, if not more' Martina Cole 'A tense story with superbly rendered characters' SciFiNow 'A terrifying, emotional page-turner that explores what it means to be human' Kirkus

The Boy on the Bridge Discover the word-of-mouth phenomenon

The Boy on the Bridge Discover the word-of-mouth phenomenon

Author: M. R. Carey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2017

M. R. Carey returns to the world of THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS, the phenomenal word-of-mouth bestseller which is now a critically acclaimed film starring Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton and Paddy Considine. Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy. The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world. To where the monsters lived. 'Spectacular!' No. 1 bestselling author Martina Cole 'Carey writes with compassion and fire - strange and surprising and humane' Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls 'A tense story with superbly rendered characters' SciFiNow 'A terrifying, emotional page-turner that explores what it means to be human' Kirkus

The House of War and Witness

The House of War and Witness

Author: M. R. Carey, Linda Carey, Louise Carey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2015

In the year 1740, with the whole of Europe balanced on the brink of war, a company of Austrian soldiers is sent to the village of Narutsin to defend the border with Prussia. But what should be a routine posting is quickly revealed to be anything but. The previous garrison is gone, the great house of Pokoj, where they're to be billeted, a dilapidated ruin, and the people of Narutsin sullen and belligerent. Convinced the villagers are keeping secrets - and possibly consorting with the enemy - the commanding officer orders his junior lieutenant, Klaes, to investigate. While Klaes sifts through the villagers' truths, half-truths and lies, Drozde, the quartermaster's woman, is making uncomfortable discoveries of her own - about herself, her man, and the house where they've all been thrown together. Because far from being the empty shell it appears to be, Pokoj is actually teeming with people. It's just that they're all dead. And the dead know things - about Drozde, about the history of Pokoj, and about the terrible event that is rushing towards them all, seemingly unstoppable. The ghosts of Pokoj, the soldiers of the empress and the villagers of Narutsin are about to find themselves actors in a story that has been unfolding for centuries. It will end in blood - that much is written - but how much blood will depend on Klaes' honour, Drozde's skill and courage, and the keeping of an impossible promise...

Die Berufene

Die Berufene

Author: M. R. Carey Format: eBook Release Date: 26/09/2014

Spannender Endzeit-Horror-Roman vom internationalen Bestsellerautor M.R. Carey. Grobritannien, in nicht allzu ferner Zukunft: Ein Parasit hat einen Groteil der Bevlkerung in menschenfressende Zombies verwandelt. Auf einer Militrbasis erforschen Wissenschaftler an infizierten Kindern, die trotz des Befalls noch logisch denken und ihr Verhalten kontrollieren knnen, den Verlauf der Infektion. Eines von ihnen ist Melanie, die Intelligenteste von allen. Kurz bevor auch sie auf dem Seziertisch landen kann, wird die Basis von einer Meute hungriger Infizierter angegriffen. Nur eine kleine Gruppe aus Soldaten und Wissenschaftlern berlebt. Verzweifelt kmpfen sie gemeinsam mit Melanie gegen die Infizierten - und gegeneinander. Denn auch wenn Melanie sich gegen ihre Instinkte wehrt, macht ihr Hunger sie sehr, sehr gefhrlich Wer auf The Walking Dead steht, fr den ist dieses Buch was."e; Radio 1 LIVE"e;M.R. Carey ist eine Klasse fr sich."e; Daily Mail"e;Einer der originellsten, spannendsten und strksten Romane der letzten Zeit."e; The Guardian

The Girl with All the Gifts

The Girl with All the Gifts

Author: M. R. Carey Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/06/2014

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her 'our little genius'. Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favourite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

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The City of Silk and Steel

The City of Silk and Steel

Author: M. R. Carey, Linda Carey, Louise Carey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/05/2014

This is the tale of a city - like any other city, to begin with - and how it was lost and won, and lost again. This is the tale of an unusual army and its extraordinary leaders: Rem, the librarian, whose tears are ink; wise Gursoon, who defines their conscience; and the silver-tongued thief, Anwar Das, who knows when to ignore that conscience. And it is the tale of the mysterious Zuleika, with her unexpected gift for violence. Without her, the city could not have been taken; because of her, it could not be held. Most of all, this is the tale of Bessa, the city of silk and steel, as much legend as truth: its fate will haunt you for as long as stories are told ...

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