Mark Leggatt – Author

I’m delighted to announce that I’m now represented br Mr Jon Wood of Rogers, Coleridge & White Literary Agency.  Watch this space…..

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

Latest news

  • The Silk Road launched at Waterstones Edinburgh, thanks all for coming, it was a hoot!.
  • The Silk Road will be 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 – we’re back in January! (some nuns may be harmed in the course of the show)

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 will be out in autumn 2018. *** Four Blokes in Search Of A Plot Tour, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Dumfries & Rothesay, Bute. *** Thanks to Shari Low for my spot in the Book club of the national Daily Record – see National Press Coverage link above – next appearance will be at The Theatre Royal Dumfries. They must be bloody mad. ***

*** 2018 Festival news ****

Welcome to the website of the author and thriller writer Mark Leggatt.

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.

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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

About Mark

Mark Leggatt was born in Lochee, Dundee and currently lives in Edinburgh.

A former specialist in Disaster Recovery for oil companies and global banks, his career has taken him around Europe, especially Paris, where he lived for a number of years.

In September 2012, Mark won an entry to the Bloody Scotland Crime Festival, and was invited to deliver a pitch to an audience and publishing panel. Since then, he has appeared at Bloody Scotland and Thrillerfest in New York in both 2015, 2016 & 2017, and Glasgow’s International Literary festival Aye Write! He has also appeared at Scotlitfest and Bloody Scotland in 2017. Further appearances will be announced at the top of this page.


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Contact Mark

Literary Agent : Jon Wood,