Author details

Matt Bendoris


Matt Bendoris has been a journalist since 1989, starting as a pop columnist on a local newspaper before becoming a features writer for The Mirror, Daily Record and The Sun. He wrote his debut crime novel, Killing With Confidence, on his BlackBerry during his morning commute. His second, DM For Murder, was shortlisted for the Bloody Scotland Crime Book of the Year in 2015, while his third crime novel, Wicked Leaks, was released in 2016. Matt was also the winner of the Scottish Newspaper Society’s Arts/Entertainment Writer of The Year 2016 and has ghost-written celebrity autobiographies, including The Krankies’ Fan-Dabi-Dozi.

About writer's work

My work is based loosely around my quarter of a century (and counting) years working in the newspaper industry and the situations I’ve been in and the characters I’ve met. I especially wanted to give an accurate version of what life as a journalist is like now in 2016 and not the Hollywood version. I hope there’s also a decent dashing of humour in there too.

Websites featuring the author

SmashwordsWicked Leaks on AmazonDM for Murder on Amazon

Current events and projects

I would be keen to do readings and workshops, and although my books are crime, I do like to motivate folk to start writing, with practical hints and tips on what to do.


Local authority where they are based

North Lanarkshire

Local authorities where they can work

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute, Clackmannanshire, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles), Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow, Highland, Inverclyde, Midlothian, Moray, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Orkney, Other1, Outer Hebrides, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire, Scottish Borders, Shetland, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian

Age groups


LL funded


BRAW network


Author type




Books written

Killing with Confidence

Killing with Confidence

Author(s): Matt Bendoris
Osiris Vance is a killer with standards.
Wicked Leaks cover

Wicked Leaks

Author(s): Matt Bendoris
A paranoid patient. A nurse running for her life. Secrets that can destroy a nation.
DM for Murder cover

DM for Murder

Author(s): Matt Bendoris
Ten million Twitter followers. One killer. Bryce Horrigan, a Brit made good in America, makes a living rubbing people up the wrong way.