Mark is the author of the best-selling Jack Delaney crime series, published by Arrow. ‘Hard Evidence’ and ‘Blood Work’ were published in 2009, followed by the third in the series, ‘Death Row’, in July 2010, and the final book, ‘Murder Club’, in October 2011.
Mark is also the co-writer of ‘Private London’ with James Patterson. This is the first time Patterson has collaborated with a British author. ‘Private London’ is the second title in a new detective series in the Patterson stable called PRIVATE, and was published in hardback by Cornerstone on June 9th 2011. The book went straight in at number one in the Sunday Times bestseller lists and the paperback was published in January 2012.
Mark’s next book will be published by Random House in February 2013.
In addition to his novel writing he has been a full time and multi-award nominated television scriptwriter, writing as Marc Peirson. He has fifteen years of experience on a variety of shows including DOCTORS, EMMERDALE and EASTENDERS. His nominations include Best Episode of the Year at the British Soap Awards, a Royal Television Society Award and a Golden Rose at the Rose D’Or Festival in Switzerland.
He has had pilot episodes commissioned by the BBC’s Comedy Department, BBC Drama and for Warren Cabral Productions. Marc’s screenplay, FUNNY THING LIFE was optioned by Granada Productions and he was shortlisted for TAPS Writer of the Year. He has also had a sitcom optioned and developed with Blue Heaven Productions and D.L. Taffner (UK) Ltd.