About Me

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Mark Wightman

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I grew up in the Far East – first in Hong Kong, and then in Singapore, where I rode and trained horses competitively. Since then, I've lived and worked in Scotland, England, the Netherlands, and New Zealand, where I am now a citizen. My debut novel, WAKING THE TIGER, will be published by Hobeck Books in June 2021. WAKING THE TIGER is the first instalment in the Inspector Betancourt series, in which Betancourt battles skulduggery and corruption and searches for justice in colonial Singapore. It is longlisted for the McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year 2021 and is shortlisted for the Bloody Scotland Scottish Crime Debut of the Year 2021, having previously won the Pitch Perfect competition at the Bloody Scotland International Crime Writing Festival.