HoTXSinC November 11, 2018: Mark Pryor on The Intersection Between His Job as a Prosecutor and Crime Fiction Writing

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Program: Mark Pryor on the Intersection
Between His Job as a Prosecutor
and Crime Fiction Writing
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Mark Pryor


The Intersection Between His Job as a Prosecutor


Crime Fiction Writing

Mark Pryor is a former newspaper reporter from England, and now a prosecutor with the Travis County District Attorney’s Office, in Austin, Texas.
He is the author of the Hugo Marston mystery series, set in Paris, London, and Barcelona.
The most recent is THE SORBONNE AFFAIR, a “flawlessly constructed whodunit,” according to Booklist. His previous novel in the series was THE PARIS LIBRARIAN, which the Toronto Globe & Mail says “has it all . . . a finely structured plot that’s one of Pryor’s best books yet.” The first Hugo Marston novel, THE BOOKSELLER, was a Library Journal Debut of the Month, and called “unputdownable” by, and the series has been featured in the New York Times.
Mark is also the author of the psychological thriller, HOLLOW MAN, and its sequel, DOMINIC, published in January of 2018. He also created the nationally-recognized true-crime blog D.A. Confidential.’ As a prosecutor, he has appeared on CBS News’s 48 Hours and Discovery Channel’s Discovery ID: Cold Blood.
Mark will have copies of his books to sell by credit card only.


Sisters in Crime Heart of Texas Chapter meets monthly on the second Sunday of the month at 2:15 p.m. We meet at the IHOP at 1101 South MOPAC.


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The Word on Our Members: HoTXSinC @ Novel Night


Manning Wolfe, Billy Kring, and Mark Pryor will appear at Malvern Books’ Novel Night on Thursday, November 8, 2018, starting at 7:00 p.m.

Malvern Books is located at 613 West 29th Street, Austin, TX 78705.




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you still need to show how that character is absolutely justified
in his or her own mind,
or the scene will come across as being
about the author’s views
rather than about the character’s. ~ Tana French

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