Mark Douglas-Home is a newspaper editor turned author. His first novel The Sea Detective introduced a new kind of investigator to crime fiction - an oceanographer who tracks floating objects, including dead bodies, at sea. The sequel, The Woman Who Walked Into The Sea, was described as 'simply intoxicating' by the Library Journal in America. The Malice of Waves, the third in the series, was published in May 2016; a 'stewing pot of intrigue and mystery,' according to lovereading.co.uk. Before writing books, Mark was editor of Scotland's leading daily newspaper, The Herald, and The Sunday Times Scotland. He also had senior roles with The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday. When he was Scottish correspondent of The Independent he reported on the Lockerbie and Piper Alpha disasters. His career in journalism began as a student in South Africa where he edited the newspaper at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. After the apartheid government banned a number of editions, he was deported from the country. He is married with two children and lives in Edinburgh.