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FROM: Bernard Witlieb

Read Wolf and have started to read the rest of these wonderfully eerie, well plotted excursions into terror.
One stylistic gripe: to "hiss" is to produced the sibilant s or z sound but in Poppet, we have a surfeit of ophidian impossibilities:

p. 120 "Shit," she hissed
p 121 "Let's go inside," Melanie hisses
p 187 "OK," he hisses
p 278 "Stewart," AJ hisses
p 368 "Hey," AJ hisses.

Posted: 29th July 2014 @ 11:59 pm

FROM: Laura Hobbs

Just started wolf, have read all the other books. You are the best author I've ever come across!!! Thank you!!

Posted: 29th July 2014 @ 10:49 pm

FROM: Alice Hutcheson

just finished reading poppet after 2 days and loved it!! and so happy that jack caffery is back at the centre plot- i sadly cannot stand flea and keep hoping she will be killed off!! i have read all the others and now just waiting to get wolf from the library :)

Posted: 28th July 2014 @ 11:34 am

FROM: David Cunliffe

Just finished Wolf. Wow, this book has it all. Sickening cruelty, betrayal, sexual perversion, brilliant twists, an almost professorial insight into the human condition, but overall a superb demonstration of expert plot building. Mo Hayder you are truly a crime writing genius

Posted: 26th July 2014 @ 6:11 am

FROM: Angie Machin

Halfway through my fifth Mo Hayder book, Gone, and just finding it impossible to put down for long! Luckily I'm in my six weeks holiday from work :)

Posted: 24th July 2014 @ 8:53 am

FROM: Veerle Schamp

I saw De Behandeling - de film and just read Birdman, OMG you're great!

Posted: 23rd July 2014 @ 8:33 pm

FROM: Phil Havercroft

Hannibal S2 Ep8. Killer puts a bird in a dead body's chest to mimic a heartbeat. Sound familiar at all?!

Posted: 20th July 2014 @ 8:35 pm

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South African crime author Kurt Ellis names two Mo Hayder novels on his top 10 thrillers list. Clearly a man with very good taste.

Posted: 14th July 2014 @ 12:18 pm

FROM: Robert Kamer

Saw The Treatment yesterday... What a good film adaptation. I am from The Netherlands, and read all your books in English, but De Behandeling could totally withstand the transition to another language and another country. I hope it gets a wider release soon. Just curious: why Belgium and not the UK? And why did they not start with the great Birdman?

Posted: 14th July 2014 @ 7:34 am

FROM: Ian Dunbar

Mo just want to say "Birdman was truley brilliant

Posted: 12th July 2014 @ 11:20 pm

FROM: Paloma Rodrigues

Hi there!

I'm from Brazil, and I just started reading Mo's books (i love them, by the way) and i was wondering if "Wolf" is the last book with Caffery and if not, are we going to see Flea again?

Thank you.

Posted: 11th July 2014 @ 4:53 am

FROM: Grace Galbraith

Wow! I have just finished 'poppet' what a fantastic novel I want to congratulate you I enjoyed It so much I couldn't put it down I shall be getting some more of your work ! X

Posted: 10th July 2014 @ 8:36 am

FROM: Angel Stewart-Howden

Read all of you books nearly and completely addicted! It all started with Poppet, which i accidentally stumbled across,during my weekly supermarket shop at Morrison two months ago. Only have Tokyo and Wolf left to read now 😱. Please tell there are more that are just not released in the UK yet. My mums hooked now and so are a few of my friends. You are an incredible writer. We can't wait to read more!

Posted: 1st July 2014 @ 12:48 am

Link posted by: Mo Hayder

For those of you into your #hashtags, you'll know that Thursday is also known as Throwback Thursday (or #TBT) where you post a photo of yourself from the past. Here's a slight variation of that, with a Mo Hayder interview from past - this one from the Telegraph, back in April 2006. Enjoy!

Posted: 26th June 2014 @ 5:36 pm

FROM: Susan McLeod

finally purchased Wolf...absolutely loved it - read in 2 when you mention characters and instances from previous books, ie Penderecki - will this be made into a movie?

Posted: 23rd June 2014 @ 8:06 pm

FROM: Derek Burgess

Wolf... What a great book. Thank you for another great story

Posted: 20th June 2014 @ 11:56 am

Link posted by: Mo Hayder

Some news on the film adaptation of The Treatment (AKA De Behandeling - de film). Fingers crossed it will have the chance to reach a wider audience very soon.

Posted: 19th June 2014 @ 11:50 am

FROM: Kari Mogensen

Downloaded my first Mo Hayder book on my Kindle. The Treatment. Already, the first page is like exquisite chocolate.

Posted: 18th June 2014 @ 10:59 pm

FROM: Aj Knott

Sorry to ask Mo but just finished reading "the treatment" does Ewan Caffrey die then? Loved Birdman and the treatment, read poppet, gone. I should have read your books in order really. I have ritual to read but I really want Tokyo(devil of nanking).

Posted: 18th June 2014 @ 7:46 am

FROM: Karl Culer

Just reaching the end of "De Behandeling". It is an excellent film! You can't be other than super pleased with how it's turned out, right?

Posted: 17th June 2014 @ 3:41 pm

FROM: Gillian Krummeck

I'm half way through reading Birdman and I must admit that while watering my garden I imagine Penderecki with his gelatinous arms hanging by his sides watching me through the pepper trees.

Posted: 11th June 2014 @ 5:24 pm

FROM: Karen Elise Hernes Dahle

Just finished Wolf. Loved it <3 Waiting for your next book.......

Posted: 8th June 2014 @ 4:26 pm

FROM: Mitch Fenton

Read all your books...though my wife has nicked Wolf before I finished another book...brilliant she says.

Posted: 7th June 2014 @ 6:44 pm

FROM: Teresa Simoncelli

I finished a few sittings! :) BRAVO!!!!!!!!! Excellent!!!!!

Posted: 7th June 2014 @ 3:56 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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Posted: 1st April 2013 @ 12:00 am

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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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