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Peter Tonkin was born in 1950 in Limavady, Co Londonderry. His father was a senior engineering officer in the RAF. During his childhood, Peter grew up in many different countries including N. Ireland, England, Holland, Germany and Bahrain. He was educated at Gloucester House, Portora Royal School, Enniskillen, where he sang in the Cathederal Choir, and at Palmer's School in Essex. At Palmer's, he acted, sang, wrote, edited the school maagazine and rose to be Prefect, Librarian and Deputy Head of House. He won the Jan Palac Memorial prize for poetry and sang with the Essex Youth Choir.

Peter graduated from the Queen's University, Belfast, where he was made a member of the Honours School in English, after studying English, History and Philosophy in his Fresher year. He studied History with Professor John Warren. He studied English with professors Edna Longley and Seamus Heaney. His poetry was broadcast by the BBC. He was a leading undergraduate actor and director, involved in productions as diverse as Pinter's 'A Slight Ache', Albee's 'Zoo Story' Sophocles' 'Oedipus Rex' and Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing'. He directed 'Everyman' for the 1972 Belfast Festival as well as the First Quarto 'Hamlet' with (as he remembers it) a young Ciaran Hinds as Hamlet. He received special mention from John Arden in the Galway Festival 1973.

He was Literary and Critical Editor of 'Gown', the student newspaper, producing the famous 'Literary Supplement' with poetry by Paul Muldoon and short stories by Bernard MacLaverty as well as articles by Sheridan Morley and Michael Parkinson and an interview with Christopher Lee.

Peter completed his Minor Thesis (1973) and his Master's Thesis (1974) on the Elizabethan Theatre. As a teacher and writer since that time, he has kept at the cutting edge of Shakespeare scholarship. He has taught in a range of schools, rising from temporary-terminal teacher to Head of Department (English and Law), Director of Post-16 Provision and Assistant Headteacher. He has taught English, History and Law to Advanced Level. He is an Examiner at A Level in Law for the OCR board. He has recently been nominated for the Teacher of the Year Award 2010.

Peter's first international best-seller, 'Killer' was bublished in 1978. In the years since then, he has published 30 more novels, 22 in the best-selling 'Mariner' Series of action adventures that have been compared with the books of Alistair MacLean, Desmond Bagley and Hammond Innes and 4 in the 'Master of Defence' series of murder mysteries set in Shakespeare's England.

Peter is married to Charmaine, who owns and runs 'Mangetout the Caterers'. They have two sons - Guy, currently studying English at Trinity College, Oxford, and Mark who will enter the Sixth Form in the next academic year to study Computer Science and Media Arts.

Peter and his family live in Royal Tunbridge Wells. Peter heas recently retired from full-time teaching at The Wildernesse School, Sevenoaks. He continues to write full-time, to teach part-time and to examine Law. He is also in contact with Professor Paul Simpson of his old university, the leading authority on Narratology, with regard to completing his PhD thesis on the Theory of Narrative.

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Total Books: 86
Mariner's Ark A Richard Mariner nautical adventure
2015 - Mariner's Ark a Richard Mariner Nautical Adventure [A Richard Mariner Adventure] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781847515841
ISBN-10: 1847515843
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Deadly Impact - A Richard Mariner nautical adventure
2014 - Deadly Impact - a Richard Mariner Nautical Adventure [A Richard Mariner Adventure] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780727883650
ISBN-10: 0727883658
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Black Pearl
2013 - Black Pearl [Richard Mariner Novels] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780727882844
ISBN-10: 0727882848
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Prison Ship
2013 - The Prison Ship [A Richard Mariner Adventure] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780727896087
ISBN-10: 0727896083
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Dead Sea
2013 - Dead Sea [Richard Mariner, Bk 26] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780727882318
ISBN-10: 0727882317
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Dark Heart
2012 - The Dark Heart [Richard Mariner] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780727881656
ISBN-10: 0727881655
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Red River
2011 - Red River [Richard Mariner] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781847512970
ISBN-10: 1847512976
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Ice Station
2011 - Ice Station [Richard Mariner] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780727880420
ISBN-10: 072788042X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Volcano Roads
2010 - Volcano Roads [Richard Mariner] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781847512000
ISBN-10: 1847512003
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Prison Ship
2010 - The Prison Ship [Richard Mariner] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780727868800
ISBN-10: 0727868802
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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High Wind in Java
2010 - High Wind in Java [Richard Mariner] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780727878496
ISBN-10: 0727878492
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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River of Ghosts
2010 - River of Ghosts [Richard Mariner Novels] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781847511287
ISBN-10: 1847511287
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Ship Breakers
2010 - The Ship Breakers [Mariner] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780727878151
ISBN-10: 0727878158
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Cape Farewell
2009 - Cape Farewell [Severn House Large Print] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780727877550
ISBN-10: 0727877550
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Fire Ship
2009 - The Fire Ship [Richard Mariner Novels] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780843962222
ISBN-10: 0843962224
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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The Coffin Ship
2009 - The Coffin Ship [Richard Mariner Novels] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780843962215
ISBN-10: 0843962216
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Resolution Burning
2008 - Resolution Burning [Severn House Large Print] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780727877307
ISBN-10: 0727877305
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Wolf Rock
2008 - Wolf Rock [Severn House Large Print] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780727876812
ISBN-10: 0727876813
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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High Wind in Java
2007 - High Wind in Java [Mariner] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780727865595
ISBN-10: 0727865595
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Travel
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Titan 10
2007 - Titan 10 [Severn House Large Print] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780727876393
ISBN-10: 0727876392
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Hound of the Borders
2006 - The Hound of the Borders [Severn House Large Print] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780727874917
ISBN-10: 0727874918
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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2005 - One Head Too Many [Severn House Large Print] (Hardcover)Hardcover
2004 - Titan 10 [Mariners] (Hardcover)Hardcover
2003 - The Silent Woman [Master of Defense, Bk 4] (Hardcover)
2003 - Hound of the Borders [The Master of Defence] (Hardcover)Hardcover
2003 - The Point of Death [Severn House Large Print] (Hardcover)Hardcover
2002 - High Water [Windsor Selection] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2002 - The Point of Death [Master of Defence, Bk 1] (Hardcover)Hardcover
2001 - Thunder Bay [Mariners] (Hardcover)
1999 - Hell Gate [A Richard Mariner Series] (Paperback)Hardcover
1994 - The Leper Ship [Thorndike Large Print Adventure/Suspense] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1993 - The Bomb Ship [A Richard Mariner Series] (Paperback)Hardcover
1983 - Journal of Edwin Underhill [Coronet Books] (Paperback)Hardcover