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About Mark Hollands
Mark Hollands was born in Portsmouth in southern England and spent his teenage years in Devon, playing cricket, rugby and cultivating a prolific knowledge of music trivia thanks to punk-era media like the NME, Melody Maker, Kerrang! and Sounds.
He began his media career as a 16-year-old cub reporter and tea-boy at The Sidmouth Herald, and went on to edit magazines before migrating to Australia after a working holiday took a permanent turn. He has held editorial roles in major media companies across Australia and the UK, and spent two years as a journalist in Papua New Guinea. He was CEO of the Australian media industry body, The Newspaper Works before the success of Amplify encouraged him to make author his full time gig.
Mark has worked in major American companies Gartner Inc. and Dow Jones, launched a dotcom back in the day. He is a keen student of psychology and devours crime novels and music biographies. He lives in Sydney with wife Kylie and youngest son Charlie.
Amplify is his first novel and was shortlisted for the 2016 Australian Crime Awards - the first self published book to be recognised in the finals.
If you want fast-paced action, then you’ll love award-winner Mark Hollands’ latest rock n roll thriller.
In AMPLIFY, Billy Lime bankrolls the global tour of Californian rock gods, The Pagan Virtue. On the road for more than a year, the band is at war with each other and Billy must keep them off the drugs, out of the bars and on the stage.
When lead singer Jet Kelly is poisoned, and drugs are discovered stashed in music equipment, the cops mark Billy Lime as a killer and drug-runner. In a story that twists and turns, Billy must fight for his reputation and – ultimately – for his life.
If you like Lee Child and Stieg Larsson, then you’ll love this cracking page-turner. Pulp fiction at its finest with a cracking rock n roll sound track.
Find out why AMPLIFY is “guaranteed to get your pulse racing,” with 4.7 stars on Amazon and is celebrated by the Australian Crime Writers’ Association.