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FROM: Karen Yochim

Mo's books are addictive so ordered my third one from Amazon, "Skin", before I'm done with "Ritual", cause I don't want to suffer withdrawals for long. That will make three. "Pig Island", "Ritual", then "Skin". Already wondering which one to order in about a week.

Posted: 28th August 2014 @ 11:23 pm

FROM: Karen Yochim

Wondering which to read next after "Pig Island" & "Ritual". Ideas, please?

Posted: 27th August 2014 @ 4:28 pm

FROM: Lynda Brown

Just discovered your books. Bought all the Jack Caffery books and have read all but Gone. I plan on ordering everything else you have written. Love your style of writing and the stories are moving. Keep up the good work and look forward to more on Jack.

Posted: 23rd August 2014 @ 10:05 am

FROM: Judi Bridson

bought the novel 'Wolf' and could not put it down..I resented sleep and food, lol My first taste of Mo Hayder's talent and it won't be the last.

Posted: 21st August 2014 @ 3:13 pm

Link posted by: Mo Hayder

"I am still an avid crime and thriller reader, which is why I choose to write in that genre. I love writers such as Jo Nesbo, Steig Larsson, Martina Cole, Mo Hayder and Lee Child.

Read an exclusive interview with K. T. Medina on her new thriller, White Crocodile - a book which Mo called 'an exciting first novel, from a huge new talent'.

Posted: 19th August 2014 @ 4:43 pm

FROM: Kim Massie

I am in the final pages of Wolf....taking my sweet time...I have read every single Mo Hayder book.....My favorite author by far! Please when can we expect the next Caffery book?? :))

Posted: 17th August 2014 @ 1:54 pm

FROM: Kim Massie

I have read every Caffery book, am in the final pages of Wolf...when can we expect another book? Thanks!

Posted: 17th August 2014 @ 1:53 pm

FROM: Caroline Funnell-Mcdonald

I just discovered Mo's books. I'm on my third one in the days...... Will I ever get off my sofa again......

Posted: 14th August 2014 @ 7:03 pm

FROM: Andrea Bowker

A big thank you, just finished reading Wolf! Fab! Keep up the good work :)

Posted: 11th August 2014 @ 5:20 pm

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Posted: 5th August 2014 @ 6:31 pm

FROM: Sharron Irwin

Have you ever thought about doing a sequel to Pig Island? X

Posted: 5th August 2014 @ 12:42 pm

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Mo's debut thriller, Birdman, has been selected as a Kindle Monthly Deal title for August. So if you're yet to read it, there's never been a better time to give it a try. Just £2.99 until the end of the month.

Posted: 5th August 2014 @ 10:36 am

FROM: Jo Griffiths

Please let us know when your next book is out - Have read every single one!

Posted: 2nd August 2014 @ 1:02 pm

FROM: Jennifer Gair

she is my all time favourite author.... have loved every book esp the jack caffery series, just wish she wrote a bit faster!!!!

Posted: 1st August 2014 @ 12:45 pm

FROM: Angie Machin

Read from Birdman through to Gone, all unputdownable, especially Gone, which was superb! Now waiting for my hubby to finish Poppet, so I've bought Hanging Hill as I find it unbearable to be without a Mo Hayder book to read!

Posted: 30th July 2014 @ 7:14 pm

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

Link posted by: Mo Hayder

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

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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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