MARK EDWARD LANGLEY is the award-winning author of the Arthur Nakai Mystery Series. HIs series has won the PSWA Award, the Firebird Award and the Feathered Quill Award for Fiction and has been praised by Publisher's Weekly, Writer's Digest, and Midwest Book Review among others. He has also appeared in The Albuquerque Journal, the Farmington Daily Times and other newspapers around the country.
Mark's debut Arthur Nakai novel, "Path of the Dead," took Arthur from his quiet home in Northwestern New Mexico to the bone-chilling mountains of Montana in a race against time that was praised by bestselling author Craig Johnson of Longmire fame as being "one heck of a debut novel!"
HIs second novel, "Death Waits in the Dark," a book William Kent Kreuger praised by saying "I recommend this book with a full heart," and Anne Hillerman wrote, "The tightly written noir plot moves from scene to scene like a thriller, building suspense in every page." finds his protagonist dealing with the lingering effects of PTSD, a case involving drilling and fracking on Native land, and coming to grips with the loss of people close to him.
Mark's third book, "When Silence Screams," finds Arthur wading through the dark world of teenage prostitution where he discovers that missing teenager April Manygoats has already been sold to a man known to everyone in the trade as The Cuban. Running underage girls is his business, and the revolving door of the flesh trade is always rotating. Praised by Spur Award Winning author James Wade who said, "There's not a better detective writer in the American West." and Publisher's Weekly who stated, "Detective fans will enjoy this thriller that powerfully depicts the crisis of abducted indigenous women." Mark also is an active member in the Western Writers of America, Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers and the Public Safety Writers Association.
Mark has also contributed to three anthologies and is currently writing his fourth Arthur Nakai Novel, "The Source" and the first novel of his new Skye Roanhorse series, "Bloodlines." Mark and his wife, Barbara, divide their time between their home base in Indiana and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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I have a total of 9 novels in the works, so far, that will become the Arthur Nakai Mystery Series. Here is just a peek at the future of Arthur Nakai: My world is inhabited by extraordinary people. People like Arthur Nakai, an ex-marine and retired member of the Shadow Wolves, an ICE tactical unit made up of fifteen trackers from several Native American tribes recruited by Homeland Security to hunt human traffickers and drug smugglers on the U.S/Mexico border. His wife, Sharon Keonie Nakai, is a KZRV-TV field reporter and weekend news anchor battling her own demons from the loss of their only child; Jake Bilagody, a Navajo Nation police Captain, now doing double duty by acting as police chief due to the result of a sudden vacancy, and Abraham Fasthorse, a Blackfoot from the mountains of Montana and also Arthur's old friend from his Shadow Wolf days. Together, on occasion, they find themselves wading through the swamp of racial discrimination, oil and gas fracking on sacred land, missing children, selfish politics, pornography, organ harvesting, art theft, uranium mining, and trying to connect two murders that took place thirty years apart . . . all while trying to make a difference in the constant struggles facing the Native American people today in the beautiful, but harsh landscape of the American Southwest.