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

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 living in London, he now resides in Somerset, England, along with his partner and a cat called Sukey.


Author photos by Matt Turrell.