Freelance Editor and Author of Crime and Fantasy

I’m the author of Names Of The Dead, The London Cage, and The Silk Road, a series of international thrillers which weave fact and fiction across the globe. I am also the author of a Historical Fantasy series, the first of which is in final draft.

I am also an Editor for leading literary consultants – info can be found on the Editorial link above.

News : I’m delighted to announce that I’m now represented by Mr Jon Wood of Rogers, Coleridge & White Literary Agency.  Watch this space for news of my Historical Fantasy alter ego, Mark McGarry…..

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Praise for The Silk Road; “As usual, Leggatt hits the ground running and doesn’t stop for breath until the page after the final one. The writing is sharp, the approach no nonsense and the author is far too well informed on international skulduggery for comfort.”
Bestselling author Douglas Skelton

Praise for The London Cage;  “Ticks along with the precision of a fine Swiss watch.  A worthy follow-up to Names Of The Dead with all the slick dialogue, action and intrigue we’ve come to expect from Leggatt. A cracking read.”
International award winning author Neil Broadfoot

Praise for Names Of The Dead : “Mark Leggatt is an exciting new voice, and in ‘Names Of The Dead’ he delivers an intense, page-turning, fast-paced thriller that is blistering with action and frighteningly real. The story is told with slick, snappy dialog against a backdrop of international landscapes, and in CIA technician Connor Montrose, we have a tough, crusading hero to root for, in an entertaining blend of Bourne, Bond and Indiana Jones.”
Bestselling author Ava McCarthy

Latest News – We took the tour to Spain!!! 

A massive thanks to everyone that came along last night to the Four Blokes show in Javea, Spain. We really enjoyed ourselves and a big thanks to Xabia Ajuntament – especially Quico Moragues and Peppa Roig, and also to Bloody Scotland International Crime Festival for all their support. We told all the usual stories, wrote a crime story live on stage, and I dished out a few editorial lectures for the budding authors in the crowd. A great night!

Other news : Tremendous show at the Theatre Royal in Dumfries. Thanks to every one who came, it was a great night. And as promised, only several nuns were slightly killed in the making of the show.

  • The Silk Road launched at Waterstones Edinburgh, thanks all for coming, it was a hoot!.
  • The Silk Road was featured in the December Issue of The Scots magazine – the oldest magazine still in publication and available worldwide.
  • Fantastic Four Blokes event in Rothesay, Isle of Bute – what a night!
  • Great interview on Pulse FM 98.4 with Shirely Whiteside on her show, ‘Booked’
  • Royal Theatre Dumfries – What a show! What a mad, evil, wicked audience, forcing us to tell naughty stories… You excelled yourselves.

LATEST NEWS *** Bestseller – Following the bestseller listing for debut NAMES OF THE DEAD the second in the Connor Montrose series, THE LONDON CAGE has hit the bestseller lists for Blackwells, the national UK bookshop chain. Book 3, THE SILK ROAD is now on the shelves of your local bookshop. *** Four Blokes in Search Of A Plot – next appearance is the Glasgow international Comedy *** Thanks to Shari Low for my spot in the Book club of the national Daily Record – see National Press Coverage link above – next appearance. ***