Malcolm Richards grew up in Penzance, Cornwall. After his childhood dream of becoming a pirate was scuppered by a morbid terror of open water, he opted for his second career choice of becoming a writer.

He gained a Bachelor of Arts in Writing at Middlesex University, London, but following a careers talk which began and ended with - 'You chose to a degree in writing - good luck!' - he spent the next ten years working as a literacy tutor, a therapeutic teacher of children with emotional and behavioural difficulties, and as a teacher of creative writing.

When he eventually got around to writing novels, things went pretty well - until 2017, when he was diagnosed with the debilitating autoimmune disease Psoriatic Arthritis, which left him unable to write.

Now, thanks to daily medication, voice-to-text dictation software, and a stubborn streak known to drive people to violence,  Malcolm is back to doing what he loves - writing psychological mysteries & thrillers guaranteed to have you turning the pages.

He lives in London, with his partner, a cat named Sukey, and a fish called Freddy Krueger.


Author photos by Matt Turrell.