Mark Ellis
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Mark Ellis

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

He is the creator of DCI Frank Merlin, an Anglo-Spanish police detective operating in World War 2 London. His books treat the reader to a vivid portrait of London during the war skilfully blended with gripping plots, political intrigue and a charismatic protagonist.

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 WW2 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 and the Blitz provided scope for widespread looting.

This was an intriguing, harsh and cruel world. This is the world of DCI Frank Merlin.

He is a member of the Crime Writers Association.

Visit www.markellisauthor.com

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    • Princes Gate

    • A Frank Merlin Novel
    • By: Mark Ellis
    • Narrated by: Matt Addis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    When a brilliant emigré scientist is killed by a hit-and-run driver and a young woman's body is washed up in the Thames, Merlin and his team must investigate....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hippos English Mystery

    • By Carol S on 05-15-16

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Stalin's Gold

    • A Frank Merlin Novel
    • By: Mark Ellis
    • Narrated by: Matt Addis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    December 1938. Moscow. Josef Stalin has lost some gold. He is not a happy man. He asks his henchman, Beria, to track it down....

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Merlin at War

    • A Frank Merlin Novel
    • By: Mark Ellis
    • Narrated by: Matt Addis
    • Length: 15 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    War rages across Europe. France is under the Nazi thumb. Britain has its back to the wall. In London, Scotland Yard detective Merlin investigates a series of disturbing events....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My favorite of the 3 Merlin books

    • By Norman J. Lang on 10-16-17

    Regular price: $23.75

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