Mo Hayder
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Mo Hayder

Mo Hayder (born 1962) is a British author of crime and thriller fiction.

She is the author of eight novels. Her debut, Birdman, was published in January 2000 and was an international bestseller. Her second novel, The Treatment, was a Sunday Times bestseller and won the 2002 WH Smith Thumping Good Read award. Her third novel, Tokyo, was published in May 2004 and was another Sunday Times bestseller. Tokyo was published as The Devil of Nanking in the United States in March 2005. Pig Island was her fourth best seller and was published in April 2006. Pig Island was nominated for both a Barry Award for Best British crime novel, and a CWA dagger. Her fifth book, Ritual was the first in The Walking Man series, and was nominated for CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger award. Skin is the second book in The Walking Man series, and was released in early 2009. Gone, the third book in The Walking Man series, was released in February 2011; it won the Edgar Award for Best Novel. Her novel Hanging Hill was published 2011, and Wolf in 2015.

Hayder left school at fifteen, and has worked as a barmaid, security guard, film-maker, hostess in a Tokyo club, educational administrator and a teacher of English as a foreign language. Hayder has an MA in film from The American University in Washington DC, and an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University.

Her debut novel, Birdman, was published in 2000 to wide acclaim. Although some reviewers found the novel (which concerns a serial killer with a particularly vicious modus-operandi) too violent and disturbing, the book became an international bestseller. Birdman introduced readers to DI Jack Caffery, a character who also featured in Hayder's second novel, The Treatment. The Treatment tackled themes of paedophilia. DI Caffery returned in Hayder's recent novels Ritual, Skin, Gone, and Wolf, which she calls the Walking Man series.

Mo Hayder lives just outside Bath, England with her partner, Bob Randell (retired police sgt of Avon & Somerset Police Underwater Search Unit), and her daughter.
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Best Sellers

    • The Treatment

    • By: Mo Hayder
    • Narrated by: Damien Goodwin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 320
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 287
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 286

    In a quiet residential area in London, a couple is discovered bound and imprisoned in their own home. Savagely battered and severely dehydrated, the worst revelation is yet to come....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • aweful - sordid - tedious

    • By David on 05-03-16

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Pig Island

    • By: Mo Hayder
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Journalist Joe Oakes makes a living exposing supernatural hoaxes, but when he visits a secretive religious cult on a remote Scottish island, everything he thought he knew is overturned....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Is it just me or does our MØ need to step up her game a bit?

    • By Carolyn on 10-13-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Ritual

    • By: Mo Hayder
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17

    In the pitch dark, nine feet under water, police diver Flea Marley closes her gloved fingers around a human hand....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A dark psychological thriller

    • By BSquaredInOz on 05-25-09

    Regular price: $29.07

    • Gone

    • A Jack Caffery Thriller, Book 5
    • By: Mo Hayder
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150

    Jack Caffery's newest case seems like a routine carjacking, a crime he's seen plenty of times before....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thank you , thank you!

    • By MariaKristina on 08-09-15

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Devil of Nanking

    • By: Mo Hayder
    • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey, Simon Vance
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 205
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 106

    A young Englishwoman obsessed with an indecipherable past, Grey comes to Tokyo seeking a lost piece of film footage of the notorious 1937 Nanking Massacre, footage some say never existed....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Best of Britain's Mystery Writers

    • By Alicia A. Jenson on 08-27-05

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Birdman

    • By: Mo Hayder
    • Narrated by: Damien Goodwin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 404
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 370
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 370

    Birdman showcases Hayder at her spine-tingling best as beloved series character Jack Caffery tracks down a terrifying serial killer.....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Graphic, that seemed a little gratuitous.

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-10-12

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Poppet

    • A Jack Caffery Thriller, Book 6
    • By: Mo Hayder
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 136

    Everything goes according to procedure when a patient, Isaac, is released into the community from a high-security mental health ward....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An uncharacteristic happy ending!

    • By Nicola Read on 05-05-14

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Wolf

    • A Jack Caffery Thriller, Book 7
    • By: Mo Hayder
    • Narrated by: Jot Davies
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 203
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 177

    When a vagrant - the Walking Man - finds a dog wandering alone with the words Help Us written on its collar, he's sure it's a desperate plea from someone in trouble and calls on Detective Inspector Jack Caffery....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Different narrator than the other novels

    • By MK on 06-20-14
    • A Jack Caffery Thriller, Book 7
    • By: Mo Hayder
    • Narrated by: Jot Davies
    • Series: Jack Caffery, Book 7
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Release date: 04-01-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 203 ratings

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Hanging Hill

    • By: Mo Hayder
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 156

    One morning in picture-perfect Bath, England, a teenage girl's body is found on the towpath of a canal.....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed it

    • By Dorothy on 08-11-12

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Skin

    • By: Mo Hayder
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 121

    When the decomposing body of a young woman is found, the wounds on her wrists suggest an open-and-shut case of suicide....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Suspension of disbelief is one thing...

    • By Karen on 12-03-14

    Regular price: $34.99

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