Stalin's Gold: A Frank Merlin Novel: A DCI Frank Merlin Novel Paperback – 1 December 2015
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- Publisher : London Wall Publishing (1 December 2015)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 304 pages
- ISBN-10 : 099299439X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0992994396
- Dimensions : 14.99 x 2.03 x 23.11 cm
- Customer Reviews:
"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." -- Eurocrime
About the Author
Mark Ellis is a UK thriller writer 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 in Wales 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.
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I think this is a series that has a long way to run,and cannot wait to get my hands on the third novel,when it is released by the author.
It is a must read series for all crime and thriller enthusiasts.
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But there are too many characters from Russia and Poland involved, and too many names are similar sounding, and generally there is a surfeit of 'actors on stage' that the whole is confusing. Ultimately, I did not care.
It was excellent writing to give our Polish allies their due, never acknowledged by Churchill and betrayed by the Russians we should hail their contribution to our war effort, more often. I will most certainly be sticking with this marvellous series!!!