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Mark Ellis

Mark Ellis

Mark Ellis is a thriller writer from Swansea and a former barrister and entrepreneur. Mark grew up under the shadow of his parents' experience of the Second World War. His father served in the wartime navy and died a young man. His mother told him stories of watching the heavy bombardment of Swansea from the safe vantage point of a hill in Llanelli, and of attending tea dances in wartime London under the bombs and doodlebugs.

In consequence, Mark has always been fascinated by World War II and, in particular, the Home Front and the fact that while the nation was engaged in a heroic endeavour, crime flourished. Murder, robbery, theft and rape were rife.

Author of the DCI Frank Merlin series, Mark is also a member of the Crime Writer's Association. 

He lives in London.

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Merlin at War

A DCI Frank Merlin Novel

Long-listed for the CWA Historical Dagger Award 2018


Summer 1941. Four violent deaths, French double agents, daring fraud – DCI Frank Merlin sets out on his most complex case yet.

Merlin Noir

A DCI Frank Merlin Novel

Fourth installment in the historical detective series DCI Frank Merlin

Princes Gate

A DCI Frank Merlin Novel

Princes Gate is the first in a new series of crime thrillers that involve DCI Frank Merlin. These atmospheric books are set in wartime London mixing historical and fictional characters and featuring a charismatic and intriguing half-Spanish detective.

Stalin's Gold

A DCI Frank Merlin Novel

Stalin's Gold is the latest in the Frank Merlin Series, and follows on from Princes Gate.