'Two O'Clock Boy is a cracking debut and I can't wait to see more of Ray Drake.'

Mark Billingham

'Grips from the start and never lets up.'

Marcel Berlins, The Times

'At a stroke, Mark Hill has joined the upper echelons of London crime writers.' 

Barry Forshaw, Crime Time

'Surely the hardest debut of 2017 to beat. What a story and what a superb writer!'

Alex Gray, author of Keep The Midnight Out

'As poignant as it it gripping.'

Sunday Express

'Dark, twisted, addictive. Loads of satisfying twists and turns. I couldn't put it down.'

Robert Bryndza, author of The Girl In The Ice

'Enter DI Ray Drake, the flawed, sharply-drawn lead of this promising new series. The author has an unerring ability to give incidents a biting sense of reality.' 

Sunday Times Crime Club, Best Debuts of the Year

News & Blog

12 August 2017
Event Alert: Mark Hill appears at Waterstones Colchester on September 11th.

I'm thrilled to announce I'm going to be appearing in conversation with Isabelle Grey at Waterstones Colchester on Monday,...

16 August 2017
Book Two Title Reveal…

So this is an exciting moment... I can officially reveal the title of the second DI Drake novel. It's called... ...

01 May 2017
The Two O’Clock Boy Launch Party!

I'd like to give a huge thanks everyone who came to the 5th View bar atop Waterstones Piccadilly last...

11 July 2017
Short Story: Thaw

I've been meaning to put this up for a while. It's a spooky ghost story I wrote a couple...