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Graham Marks - Author

Graham Marks was our Guest Editor in August 2010. Click here to see his selections.

Graham Marks spent the first six years of his life following his father, an RAF pilot, between postings. He was sent to boarding school at the age of 13, and then went to Harrow School of Art to study Information Graphics. He has written a number of teen novels for Bloomsbury including Zoo and Tokyo, as well as books for Usbourne, including I Spy: The Constantinople Caper.

Graham worked as a graphic designer before becoming a full‐time children’s author. As well as being the former Children’s Editor of Publishing News, Graham has written everything from comic strips and film tie‐ins to many critically‐acclaimed novels for children and young adults. Graham lives in Muswell Hill, North London.

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Reader ReviewedBad Bones
Graham Marks
Suspend disbelief and throw yourself into an action packed, creepy tale. 16 year old Gabe finds himself on the wrong side of an ambitious drug dealer in Los Angeles and life takes an even sharper turn for the worse when...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2015
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Mean Streets: The Chicago Caper
Graham Marks
Combining the action-packed exploits of Alex Rider with the historical adventures of a Young Indiana Jones, Mean Streets is a gripping story of conspiracy and kidnap. After having recovered from his adventure in Constantinople, Trey is staying at the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/12/2010
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Playing with Phyre
Graham Marks
When everything Haden Akatine has ever known is obliterated by the ruthless Sadar, all he seeks is vengeance. What he finds is a conspiracy stretching across the Territories, to the Sadar's mountain stronghold, Ghadra. Here, in...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2010
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I Spy: The Constantinople Caper
Graham Marks
An absolutely gripping spy adventure packed full of mystery, intrigue and high paced drama. It combines the action-packed exploits of Alex Rider, with the historical advnetures of Young Indiana Jones, in a classic story of one boy's fight to find...
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Format: Paperback | Released 28/08/2009
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Strange Hiding Place
Graham Marks
An unusual yet pleasurable alien romp that takes place in France, Africa and New York and finally a planet in outer space named Priam. The story involves a boy named Dez and his extraterrestrial friend Yakob. Dez is caught up...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2008
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Kai-ro
Graham Marks
Brilliantly imagined, the futuristic city of Kai-ro forms a vivid backdrop to the thrilling story of one boy's fight against the ancient forces of darkness. It is a compelling story by an author at the height of his storytelling powers. ...
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Format: Paperback | Released 31/10/2007
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Zoo
Graham Marks
Graham Marks’ novels are a terrific blend of contemporary life and magical realism. Heaven knows where he gets his ideas from but the important thing is that all his novels are fantastic adventures that hold the reader on the edge...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2007
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Omega Place
Graham Marks
Omega Place if full of intrigue and adventure and set against a gritty urban landscape. It’s an action-packed teen drama that’s full of clues right down to the final, gripping denouement. Graham Marks’ novels are a terrific blend of contemporary life...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2007
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Radio Radio
Graham Marks
Written as a screen play, this is a vivid picture of a group of teenagers who are determined to keep their pirate radio station up and running. It’s all about being heard. But being heard also gets you noticed –...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2007
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Tokyo
Graham Marks
A breathless teen thriller set in the Tokyo underworld. The chief protagonist in this all-action adventure set over a short time-frame is a teenage boy searching the back-streets of Tokyo for his missing sister. Graham Marks’ novels are a terrific...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2007
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Faultline
Graham Marks
One teenage boy stands between civilization and outright chaos. If you enjoy reading Anthony Horowitz or Andy McNab you'll love the fast-paced, page-turning action of Graham Marks' thrillers.
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Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 30/06/2007
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Takedown
Graham Marks
One teenage boy, seven days to change the world. A terrific story of intrigue and time travel written in short, sharp chapters each of which are roller-coaster rides of suspense and adrenalin pumping action. Dachron Amok has had half his...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2007
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Snatched!
Graham Marks
When a baby turns up at the circus, abandoned in the lion's cage on a wet autumn night in Smithfield, it marks the beginning of a gripping, historical adventure. Daniel's never known anything but his life in the circus, travelling...
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Format: Paperback | Released 28/04/2006
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