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Mark Hodder - Author

About the Author

A former BBC writer, editor, journalist and Web producer, Mark Hodder has worked in all the new and traditional medias. He was based in London for most of his working life until 2008, when he relocated to Valencia in Spain.

Featured books by Mark Hodder

A Red Sun Also Rises

A Red Sun Also Rises

Author: Mark Hodder Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/01/2014

A man without faith. A woman without hope...On Ptallaya, we are welcomed by the Yatsill. The creatures transform their society into a bizarre version of our own, and we find a new home beneath the world's twin suns.

Other books by Mark Hodder

Sexton Blake and the Great War (Sexton Blake Library Book 1)

Sexton Blake and the Great War (Sexton Blake Library Book 1)

Author: Mark Hodder Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/04/2020

As brilliant as Sherlock Holmes. As daring as James Bond. Sexton Blake, the adventuring detective, is back! This first volume of a new series reinstates one of literatures greatest detectives - back in print for the first time in decades! For nearly a century, Sexton Blake was the most written about character in British fiction. He starred in approximately four thousand stories by nearly two hundred authors. A cross between Sherlock Holmes and Indiana Jones, he was a publishing phenomenon, read by young and old alike. This collection is comprised of three stories from UNION JACK magazine dating from World War 1 and the lead up to it: THE CASE OF THE NAVAL MANOEUVRES by Norman Goddard (1908). Sexton Blake catches the Kaiser spying on British naval manoeuvres, dangles from a Zeppelin, impersonates a German soldier, fights the Kaiser on top of a train, is thrown into the Thames by Anarchists, and forces the German Emperor into a confrontation with the British Prime Minister. ON WAR SERVICE by Cecil Hayter (1916). Sexton Blake ventures into occupied Holland to deliver a vital despatch to a secret agent, fights enemy spies, escapes from a burning house, is pursued by the German cavalry, disguises himself as a simple labourer, captures and impersonates enemy agents, faces a firing squad, and makes a daring escape through a secret tunnel. PRIVATE TINKER - A.S.C. by William Murray Graydon (1915). Tinker makes a mistake, joins up under an assumed name, is sent to the front line, evades enemy troops, and is blown up. Blake enters a battle zone and gets shot. Tinker flies a reconnaissance mission, crash-lands behind enemy lines, causes an enemy supply train to crash into a German troop carrier, liberates French prisoners, rescues a colonel, foils attempted sabotage, and is declared a hero.

A Red Sun Also Rises

A Red Sun Also Rises

Author: Mark Hodder Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2018

Secret of Abdu El Yezdi

Secret of Abdu El Yezdi

Author: Mark Hodder Format: eBook Release Date: 06/04/2018

Philip K. Dick Award-winning author Mark Hodder continues his Burton & Swinburne Adventures with a steampunk adventure set in an alternate England teetering on the edge of annihilation...After barely surviving his discovery of the source of the Nile, explorer Sir Richard Burton returns home to fame, glory, and a knighthood from his highness King George V. But he also receives another titleKing's Agent...for Burton may be the only man who can save England from doom.Once he is brought into the king's service, Sir Richard is trusted with a shocking truth: ever since the assassination of Queen Victoria, those in power have been guided and advised by a spiritAbdu El Yezdiwhose wisdom has brought about incredible progress and prosperity.Unfortunately, the voice of El Yezdi has fallen silent just as a controversial alliance is about to be formed with the Central German Confederation. More suspicious still are the disappearances of a number of England's most brilliant thinkers and builders, with no clue as to who is responsible.Now, aided by his own circle of unlikely and unconventional allies-including the devilishly lewd poet Algernon Swinburne-Sir Richard must delve into the darkest reaches of both the mystical and machine worlds if England is to survive a coming storm unlike anything ever imagined...

Return of the Discontinued Man

Return of the Discontinued Man

Author: Mark Hodder Format: eBook Release Date: 06/04/2018

Philip K. Dick Award-winning author Mark Hodder continues his Burton & Swinburne Adventures in an electrifying tale in which the future and the past collideand the world itself may be altered forever...Years ago, a madman from the future assassinated the beloved Queen Victoriawhich inadvertently sparked the explosion of scientific and industrial advancement that thrust England into a technological age beyond anything ever imagined. And the effects of that event are about to be felt more than ever.When a renowned scientist attempts to experiment on the assassin's time-travelling suit, he unleashes a wave of chaos and conflicting timelines, resulting in blood red snow falling from the sky, and the adventurer Sir Richard Burton being tormented by jarring visions of alternate realities that are somehow both unavoidable and yet changeable. Time and reality may have just reached their breaking point.But most disturbing of all, the legendary Spring Heeled Jack has returnedin several different places at the same time! These numerous "e;Jacks"e; are all very confused, very irritable, and very dangerous...And they are all looking for Sir Richard Burton.

Rise of the Automated Aristocrats

Rise of the Automated Aristocrats

Author: Mark Hodder Format: eBook Release Date: 06/04/2018

Time is twisted, worlds are changed, and fates are intertwined in this thrilling final chapter of the Burton & Swinburne Adventures from Philip K. Dick Award-winning author Mark Hodder.In 1890 the renowned adventurer and explorer Sir Richard Burton could sense his impending death...Until he was suddenly alive, young and strong in the year 1864-a past that he remembers well, but which is definitely different from what he previously lived through. Burton's amazement is heightened when he is reunited with his loyal friend, the eccentric poet Algernon Swinburne, who is equally nonplussed at being somehow transported into his former self at the moment of death.Before long, Burton and Swinburne-joined by many of their brave compatriots-find themselves once again being pulled to and fro by the streams of time in an adventure that may decide the fate of humanity.For while Burton, Swinburne and company have employed time travel to save the empire and her subjects, that technology has now fallen into the wrong hands. England's ruling class are transforming Burton and Swinburne's beloved England into a nightmare where those in power-along with their merciless clockwork enforcers-oppress and enslave the masses.And now, Burton and his friends will have to find a way to heal the damage time travel has done to the world if they are ever going to save it...

The Rise of the Automated Aristocrats

The Rise of the Automated Aristocrats

Author: Mark Hodder Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2015

Burton and Swinburne return for their final thrilling adventure! Sir Richard Francis Burton's expedition has returned from the future, bringing with it knowledge of technologies which must remain secret for history to follow its natural course. Betrayed by one of their own, Burton and Swinburne watch in horror as the Empire's elite use this knowledge to secure their positions for all eternity, branding any who oppose them as enemies of the State. Can their band of hunted revolutionaries overthrow the ultimate automated autocrat - their King?

The Return of the Discontinued Man

The Return of the Discontinued Man

Author: Mark Hodder Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Burton and Swinburne return in a new wildly imaginative steampunk adventure, and this time they're facing their greatest foe... Leicester Square, London. Blood red snow falls from the sky and a strange creature, disorientated and apparently insane, materialises out of thin air. Spring Heeled Jack has returned, and he is intent on one thing: hunting Sir Richard Francis Burton. Burton is experiencing one hallucination after another; visions of parallel realities and future history plague his every thought. These send him, and his companions, on an unimaginable expedition - a voyage through time itself...

The Secret of Abdu El Yezdi

The Secret of Abdu El Yezdi

Author: Mark Hodder Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2014

The Beast has been summoned. History will be unmade. Freshly knighted by King George V for discovering the source of the Nile, Sir Richard Francis Burton has been made an agent of the Crown. His mission: solve a series of high profile disappearances and - even more astonishing - locate the spirit of a dead mystic, Abdu el Yezdi. Burton and Swinburne are back and fighting for their very existence...

Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon

Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon

Author: Mark Hodder Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2012

Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon

Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon

Author: Mark Hodder Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2012

The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man

The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man

Author: Mark Hodder Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2011

The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man

The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man

Author: Mark Hodder Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2011

Burton and Swinburne in the Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack

Burton and Swinburne in the Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack

Author: Mark Hodder Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2010

The Casebook of Sexton Blake

The Casebook of Sexton Blake

Author: Mark Hodder Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2009

Welcome to the breathtaking adventures of Sexton Blake! For the greater part of the 20th century, the countless escapades of super sleuth Sexton Blake kept millions of readers on the edge of their seats. Together with his faithful sidekick, the youthful Tinker, and his intelligent bloodhound, Pedro, he stood firm against an onslaught of crime and villainy, defeating his enemies with his extraordinary powers of deduction, iron fists and unyielding determination. This thrilling collection presents seven exploits from his 'golden age': 'The Slave Market' In the dangerous depths of Africa, Blake races to the rescue of an old school friend! 'A Football Mystery' Blake and Tinker join the England team to beat the cheating opposition! 'The Man From Scotland Yard' Blake has his first encounter with the greatest super-villain he would ever meet! 'The Law of the Sea' Blake goes down with the ship in his own version of the sinking of the Titanic! 'The Brotherhood of the Yellow Beetle' Blake grapples with oriental cunning in the form of Prince Wu Ling! 'A Case of Arson' A master crook is at work but Blake is on his trail! 'The Black Eagle' A wronged man is out for revenge. Can Blake stop him before it's too late.

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