Mobi D'Ark

Biography

Mobi D'Ark was born in 1946 in Hampshire, England and grew up in post-war, economically depressed East London/Essex. He left school at the age of sixteen to become an accountant and had a 40-year career in the world of global finance.

During this time he lived and worked extensively abroad, primarily in South East Asia, West Africa, The Middle East, and North America. He concluded his career back where he started - in the City of London.

Taking early retirement in 2,000, Mobi turned his hand to his first love, creative writing, and over the following 14 years, he has written a collection of six Thai-based novelettes, a children's novel, a crime novelette based in the Middle East and three full-length novels, two of which are mainly based in Thailand, and the third in Nigeria.

Mobi is a much-wedded world traveller and has been caught up in many sensational adventures. These include a bloody civil war; a kidnapping; high-level corruption; a murder or two and a few other foolhardy escapades which on occasion, have caused him to spend several brief spells in third-world jails.

Much of his writing is based on these personal experiences.

After living overseas for many years, Mobi returned to the UK in 2017 and now lives in Rutland.

Where to find Mobi D'Ark online

Where to buy in print

Books

Mobi's Afican Odyssey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 141,980. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
It is lawless, war-torn Nigeria of the late 60s, and Mobi, a naive young Englishman, finds his dream girl, Azzy, in the bars of Lagos. This leads to a tumultuous relationship with the volatile, drunken siren, whose childhood abuse has left her deeply scarred. Their relocation to Port Harcourt leads to many hair-raising adventures in this desperately corrupt country ruled by the brutal military.
Madju-Raj: The Messenger of Death.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 110,970. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Set partly in England, partly in Thailand, "Madju-Raj" is the story of a young Englishman and a beautiful Thai woman who meet in rural England. Together, they set out to solve some horrific murders which result in many exciting escapades - on both sides of the world. The tale swings from comedy to tragedy; and the romance, violence, and oriental intrigue will keep readers glued to the final page.
A Lust For Life
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 212,210. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Adventure » General
"A Lust for Life" is the story of Toby Stark, a hard-drinking Englishman, whose foolhardy escapades are recounted in a saga spanning five decades and five continents, It is a novel about abuse, desire, love, greed, prostitution, heartbreak and shocking violence. It leads the reader deep into Thailand’s corrupt and morally bankrupt society where two women try to save him from certain death.
From Thailand With Love
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,320. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » Asian / General
A collection of six novelettes based in Thailand which encompass wide ranging subject matter, including: Government corruption; The Thai drinking culture; Senseless Thai on Thai violence; Prostitution and the fractured lives of westerners who marry bar-girls; Buddhism and Reincarnation; The huge gulf between the lives of the desperately poor and the privileged rich; and even a Thai ghost story.
The Bahrain Incident
Price: Free! Words: 26,900. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(3.00 from 1 review)
The murder of a prostitute in nearby Bahrain results in the arrest of Steve, a Vietnam Vet, working in the Abu Dhabi oilfields. The evidence is overwhelming, but his company are determined to have him released from the stifling desert stockade, and somehow prevent the police from extraditing him back to Bahrain to face trial. It is 1973, but 25 years pass by before the shocking truth is revealed.