Mark Douglas-Home is a newspaper editor turned author, working as editor of The Herald and The Sunday Times Scotland. When he was Scottish Correspondent of The Independent he reported on the Lockerbie and Piper Alpha disasters. His journalistic career began as a student in South Africa where he edited the newspaper at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. After the apartheid government banned a number of editions, he was deported from the country.
His Sea Detective novels introduced a new kind of investigator to crime fiction – an oceanographer who tracks floating objects, including dead bodies, at sea. There have been three books in the series so far: The Sea Detective (2011), The Woman Who Walked Into The Sea (2013) and The Malice of Waves which was published in 2016. He is married with two children and lives in Edinburgh.