Mark Edward Langley
Mark Edward Langley was born in Richmond, VA on July 24th, 1960. When he was 9, he moved to a south suburb of Chicago, where he lived until his father was transferred to Houston, TX. Langley took a job with B. Dalton Booksellers and began his love for reading books. Langley has always felt a kinship with the American Southwest. When he was 12, his parents took him on vacation out west, and his heart and soul were touched by the beauty of the landscape and the wonder of its people. When he was older I began reading Robert B. Parker, Mickey Spillane, John D. McDonald, Ernest Hemingway, Tony Hillerman and, more recently, Craig Johnson of Longmire fame. It was when he took a two week trip into the West of my youth in his thirties, that he realized he had found his true home. Researching his debut novel, Path of the Dead, he drove from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Glacier National Park, Montana, traveling through the beautiful and iconic scenery that was to become the book's majestic backdrop. Upon revisiting New Mexico, doing research for his second novel, Death Waits in the Dark, he had the wonderful opportunity to meet with some of the Navajo people and have an open and respectful conversation. Langley is an award-winning author if the Arthur Nakai mystery series; Death Waits in the dark winning both as a finalist in the American Book Fest Awards and winning the coveted Feathered Quill Award for best mystery of 2021. His third novel in the series, When Silence Screams, will be released August of 2021. He is currently writing his fourth novel of the series, Broken Glass, due out August 2022.