Mark Douglas Home
- Category : 1951-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Small (45)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Planning 3
Scottish novelist, journalist and newspaper editor.
He was educated at Eton College and the University of the Witwatersrand, where he was the editor of the then anti-apartheid student newspaper, Wits Student. (An unrepentant Douglas-Home was deported from South Africa in 1970 by the government of the day, following a series of anti-government cartoons that were deemed offensive by Pretoria.
He was appointed editor of The Herald, a nationally-circulated broadsheet newspaper in Scotland, in 2000. During his tenure the paper introduced new daily themed magazines, and continued to sell more than The Scotsman. It was announced on 1 December 2005 that he was leaving the paper. It was rumoured to be because of his unhappiness at budget cuts imposed on the paper by owners Newsquest.
His first novel, The Sea Detective, was published by Sandstone Press in May 2011. A new edition was published by Penguin in November 2015. The Scotsman said it 'raises the bar' for Scottish crime fiction. The sequel, The Woman Who Walked Into The Sea, was described as 'simply intoxicating' by the Library Journal in the USA. The third in the series, The Malice of Waves, was published in May 2016.