Cornish born Malcolm Richards writes psychological thrillers and dark mystery & suspense novels about everyday people caught up in dangerous situations. He is the author of the Emily Swanson series, in which the titular sleuth suffers from PTSD, and the award-nominated Devil's Cove series, set in a Cornish coastal town with a terrifying secret.

His first book, The Hiding House, was published in 2012 and tells the story of two young siblings uncovering a viper’s nest of family secrets after being left alone in their grandmother’s isolated woodland home.

Previously, Malcolm worked for several years in the special education sector, teaching and supporting inner-city children with complex emotional, behavioural, and developmental needs. After several years of London living, he now resides in Somerset, England, along with his partner and a cat called Sukey.


Author photos by Matt Turrell.