CREATOR OF WORLD WAR II DETECTIVE, FRANK MERLIN
'Masterly... compelling... one of the most attractive characters to emerge in recent detective-thriller fiction.'
'Mark Ellis shows masterly form as he weaves a compelling narrative around the investigations of the quietly heroic Frank Merlin, one of the most attractive characters to emerge in recent detective-thriller fiction. As an historian I can attest to Ellis's impressive accuracy in his fine descriptions of Blitz-hit London of 1940-41.'
'Atmospheric and wonderfully written. Another gripping tale from a talented author.'
‘The characters are all very richly drawn and I was reminded of the Inspector Troy books by John Lawton. The details of the story are fascinating and give an insight into life at this time with all the difficulties over the rationing of food and time in bomb shelters. The plot with many dramatic twists and turns is very vivid and knowledgeable and the widely diverse scenes kept me transfixed until the last page. I found it very difficult to put this very gripping story down until the extraordinary end...I look forward hopefully to reading many more books by this very gifted author. Strongly recommended.'
'A real treasure...'
Ellis is especially good at capturing the spirit of the times and places of his various stories... it is obvious Ellis has immersed himself in the era and settings he explores.