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'Spellbinding suspense... If you need a book to escape the holiday treacle, this is it.' - The Globe and Mail

What will you be reading this Christmas?

Posted: 21st December 2014 @ 5:17 pm

FROM: Steve Jenkins

Just finished Poppet, looking forward to starting Wolf. Great books!

Posted: 19th December 2014 @ 10:21 pm

FROM: Chris Walker

Mo - first time reader - have just read PIg Island - could not put it down, you've got me hooked now - great book - loved it - which one should I tackle next ?? Thanks a million for a great read.

Posted: 17th December 2014 @ 8:56 pm

FROM: Ingrid Synøve Fosse

How come that we can't purcase Birdman, The treatment and Gone at Audidible. I was soooooooo disappointet when I understood this. I have bought The Skin, enjoyed it a lot but ten I see I can't have the hole series of Jack Cafferty.
Why isn't available when Ritual, Skin, Poppet and Wolf are available

Posted: 16th December 2014 @ 4:38 pm

FROM: Jessica Fredriksson

I just discovered your books, in Swedish, and find them very well written and slightly horrifying. But oh, so good! Thanks for...well, for writing great books! :)

Posted: 12th December 2014 @ 2:29 am

FROM: Wayne David Thompson

your books are a great reading cheers mo x

Posted: 6th December 2014 @ 10:25 pm

FROM: Catherine Soanes

Dear Mo Hayder - are you thinking of a followup to Hanging Hill? Two reasons: I liked the character of Zoe Benedict and think she could be developed further, plus there was a twist in the final pages that left a hanging plot thread ... which I'd like to see resolved

Posted: 4th December 2014 @ 10:43 am

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Posted: 2nd December 2014 @ 2:36 pm

FROM: Igor Tonon

HI Mo when exiting Wolf in Italy? You are my preferred scripter!!

Posted: 30th November 2014 @ 6:48 pm

FROM: Eloise Sangredoli

Hello ! I am french and at highschool I am working with two friends on the fear in books and arts. It is a project very important for us and our teachers gave us a piece of advice : to ask real persons (not only books) to know more things about our subject. I have read "Birdman" and I thought that it was really dark and I was sometimes terrified by what I was reading, so I would like to ask you a question : how an author can make his readers feel fear with only few words ? Is there special things to write to be really convicing ? I hope that you will help us to discover the thrillers' mystery. Sorry if there are too much mistakes and thank you for reading this message. Good bye !

Posted: 25th November 2014 @ 5:11 pm

FROM: Karen Yochim

Mo speaks of the difference between ignorance & evil in "The Devil of Nanking". If you have interest in the hideous atrocities of the Japanese against the Chinese in 1937, don't miss this page-turner. I read ALL DAY when I had plenty of other things to do, but could not stop reading. Truth.

Posted: 25th November 2014 @ 2:25 pm

FROM: Karen Yochim

Just introduced my older brother to Mo's books. He read "Gone" first, & now wants "Devil of Nanking" for Christmas. Very interested in that subject matter & time period.

Posted: 22nd November 2014 @ 11:42 pm

FROM: Alan Hillyard

Hi Mo, sorry T bother you and I've never done this before but I just wanted you to know I've just finished the last Jack Caffery novel(wolf)? If that is indeed the last one and could quite easily start them all over again ! Absolutely loved them Mo! , my sincere thanks, are there any more coming??, just started hanging hill:-), again thanks Mo , love your work, kindest regards Alan X

Posted: 22nd November 2014 @ 4:16 pm

FROM: Becky Ottewell

Just finished Wolf. Excellent book. When is Jack Caffery 8 out?!

Posted: 19th November 2014 @ 11:16 pm

FROM: Cécile Bonemaison

bonjour savez vous quand wolf va être paru en français

Posted: 11th November 2014 @ 8:09 pm

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How time flies! Digging back through the archives, we came across this interview that Mo did with The Independent on the eve of publication of her debut thriller, Birdman. Almost 15 years ago to the day!

Posted: 11th November 2014 @ 4:00 pm

FROM: Tecress Aune

The books are well done but no more for me or my friends. I find the heroes are as psychopathic as the villains. Too much like the book "American Psycho' for my taste. I like stories with the gory edges taken off as I read for enjoyment. Are you psychopath and /or suffer from narcissism? Many successful people are, so you are in good company..

Posted: 10th November 2014 @ 9:47 am

FROM: Ct Cummins

I have listened to or read all of her books. When do you expect a new book of hers to come out? Thank you for your time..

Posted: 6th November 2014 @ 4:37 pm

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Posted: 5th November 2014 @ 9:35 am

FROM: Sharon Thompson

I have been so busy the last year or so that I haven't been able to read a book whole heartedly because of being distracted by thoughts of "what I should be doing", that is until 2 days ago when I picked up a Mo Hayder from The Deptford lounge library. Hanging Hill is the reason why I missed a Friday night Halloween party because I stayed up until dawn absolutely enthralled by this book. Yesterday I slept through The Northern Ballet's "The Great Gatsby" which I had coached from London to Canterbury especially to see and was so looking forward to. The "Hanging Hill" is also the reason my children are now eating overdone chicken underdone carrots ,soggy vegetables and a Sunday roast bereft of roast potatoes.

I hate you Mo Hayder , my tidy little life has been so completely turned upside down because I haven't finished my reports, lessons for tomorrow are unplanned and I desperately need to know whether there is going to be a sequel to "Hanging Hill" because I am so perturbed by the ending Aaaagh you cant leave me like this........

Posted: 2nd November 2014 @ 5:13 pm

FROM: Andrea Kay Robinson

Love these books , whats next in the pipeline . Cant get enough of your books

Posted: 24th October 2014 @ 11:32 pm

FROM: George Wickham

Wolf...the best one yet 10 out of 10

Posted: 23rd October 2014 @ 10:33 pm

FROM: Steven Loonies Pieters

Currently working on a new book, Mo? A new Caffery or something quite different? I'm reading Wolf at the moment so I'm already looking forward to looking forward to the next book :)

Posted: 20th October 2014 @ 4:19 pm

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Brand new Mo Hayder website now live

Welcome to the brand new Mo Hayder website. The website is managed and updated on behalf of Mo by her UK …

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Posted: 13th February 2014 @ 12:00 am

Filming begins in Belgium on ‘The Treatment’

Hans Herbots and Geert Van Rampelberg in Antwerp on the shooting of the new movie Filming has now begun in Antwerp …

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Posted: 5th February 2014 @ 12:00 am

Newsletter Competition winners announced

The five lucky winners of the Mo Hayder Newsletter competiton to win signed proof copies of the new Jack Caffrey …

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Posted: 5th February 2014 @ 12:00 am

Latest Newsletter from Mo

The latest edition of the Mo Hayder Newsletter has now been published on this site. In the new edition from …

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Posted: 5th February 2014 @ 12:00 am

Gone wins Best Novel Edgar® Award 2012

Gone has won the category of best novel for the 2012 Mystery Writers of America, Edgar Allan Poe Awards. Each spring, …

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Posted: 5th February 2014 @ 12:00 am

Award Nominations

Mo Hayder has been nominated for the following two awards in 2011:   The International Thriller Award 2011 (U.S.) The winners of …

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Posted: 5th February 2014 @ 12:00 am

French news magazine Le Point

French news magazine Le Point has listed 'Gone' as one of the twenty best books of 2010.   On l'appelle la "reine …

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Posted: 5th February 2014 @ 12:00 am

CWA Dagger in the Library, 2010

Congratualtions to Mo, who makes it to the shortlist of this year's The CWA Dagger in the Library, 2010. Sponsored …

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Posted: 5th February 2014 @ 12:00 am

New Interview

The Booklist Interview with Mo Hayder by Elliott Swanson. Booklist Online is the counterpart to Booklist magazine, published by the …

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Posted: 5th February 2014 @ 12:00 am

Mo Hayder Interview

Mo Hayder is the one author who can entice me across the broken line into the realms of horror. I …

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Mo Hayder


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Mo Hayder has written some of the most terrifying crime thrillers you will ever read.  Her first novel, Birdman, was hailed as a 'first-class shocker' by the Guardian and her follow-up, The Treatment was voted by The Times one of 'the top ten most scary thrillers ever written'. In 2012 Gone won the prestigious Edgars Best Novel award.


Mo's books are 100% authentic, drawing on her long research association with several UK police forces and on her personal encounters with criminals and prostitutes.


Mo left school at 15 and has worked as a barmaid, security guard, English teacher, and even a hostess in a Tokyo club. She has an MA in film making from the American University in Washington DC and an MA in creative writing from Bath Spa University. She now lives in England's West Country and is a full-time writer.


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