MARK ELLIS

CREATOR OF WORLD WAR II DETECTIVE, FRANK MERLIN

AUTHOR & CRIME WRITER

CREATOR OF THE DCI FRANK MERLIN SERIES

WW2: Whilst the nation is engaged in a heroic endeavour, crime flourishes in London. Murder, robbery, theft and rape are rife and the Blitz gives scope for widespread looting. This is an intriguing, harsh and cruel world. This is the world of DCI Frank Merlin.


A DEATH IN MAYFAIR

The fourth instalment in the DCI Frank Merlin series. December 1941. On a bright Sunday morning in Hawaii, Japanese planes swoop down and attack the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbour. America enters the war and Britain no longer stands alone against Hitler.

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MERLIN AT WAR

The third thrilling book in the DCI Frank Merlin series. London. Summer 1941. Four violent deaths, French double agents, a daring fraud – Merlin sets out on his most complex and exciting case yet.

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PRINCES GATE

The first book in the enthralling DCI Frank Merlin series. Set in wartime London mixing historical and fictional characters and featuring a charismatic and intriguing half-Spanish detective. 

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STALIN'S GOLD

The second book in the enthralling DCI Frank Merlin series. A compelling story of treasure, grand larceny, treachery, torture and murder.

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'Masterly...compelling...one of the most attractive characters to emerge in recent detective-thriller fiction.' 


Andrew Roberts, Bestselling Historian


World War Two – behind the books

  • 10 facts about crime on the home front in the Second World War, by Mark Ellis. Official history magazine of the BBC historyextra.com
  • Behind the Books, by Mark Ellis, crimespreemag.com
  • A Detective in Wartime London: Mark Ellis talks to Crime Time

'A richly atmospheric, authentic, and suspenseful detective series set during World War II on the UK's home front. Mark Ellis calls to mind Ken Follett, Alan Furst, and P.D. James.' 


Joseph Finder, New York Times Bestseller


ABOUT MARK ELLIS

Mark Ellis is a thriller writer from Swansea and a former barrister and entrepreneur. read more...

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