Will Patching


I love writing and I love reading, especially crime thrillers. Everything from psychological suspense to standard whodunnits, I enjoy them all.

Publishing my novels in eBook format prompted me to set up a website dedicated to novels and movies featuring psychopaths. You can find it at


If you want to read some backstory, extras and the opening scenes of the screenplay for Remorseless then please visit


I sometimes get asked why I write. Creating fictional characters and setting them running through scenes conjured from your own imagination is exciting - especially when they choose to do stuff you don't expect or even want them to do!

These characters seem to come to life as I write - so much so that I was genuinely upset when I had to kill off one of my 'imaginary friends'! I know - it sounds pathetic, but then again Tom Cruise makes millions pretending he's someone he's not...

Where to find Will Patching online


The Hack: International Crime Thriller (Hunter/O'Sullivan Adventure #1)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 121,820. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
A dark, gritty tale of conspiracy and revenge: Reporter Kate O’Sullivan has the scoop of her dreams when her computer genius brother hacks into the CIA’s report on a murder in Thailand - the victim, a wealthy friend of the US President, has a dreadful secret. Kate sells the story to a UK tabloid newspaper, setting in motion a bloody chain of events that destroys many lives, and threatens her own.
Remorseless: A British Crime Thriller (Doc Powers & D.I. Carver Investigate #1)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 138,950. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Peter Leech is a devious serial killer, brutalized by years in prison. Now he's up for parole and, one way or another, he wants out. Criminal profiler Doc Powers tries to unravel the truth about this violent psychopath while battling demons of his own. A tale of obsession, lust and revenge. Part murder mystery, part crime investigation, this unique British noir thriller is a real page turner.

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  • The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success on April 04, 2012

    This is an excellent handbook for anyone who is either considering or has already self-published an eBook. We are pioneers in this together and Mark is leading the way. This is an exciting time for any writer who has been let down by a publisher or met a roadblock thrown up by agents when trying to get their work into print. The economies of scale and infinite shelf life now mean relatively low sales make publishing well worthwhile, and serving niche audiences that were not viable before is possible and profitable. I had one agent tell me she loved my novel but it 'would only be a mid-market seller' and therefore her firm would not allow her to to represent me. That was six years ago - how the world has changed, partly thanks to Mark. Brilliant insights, great read and an excellent companion to his marketing guide.