Mark Lock

 
 

Mark Lock was born far earlier than he likes or cares to admit, and spent much of his childhood humming Smiths songs around the rainy South Wales valleys. He studied maths at university because he was good at adding up, and has taught in colleges for the last twenty years. He is married to the writer Zillah Bethell and has two children. Dead Man’s Hand, his debut novel, is the first in a series featuring DI Hal Luchewski.