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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:
    3.9 out of 5 stars 86 ratings

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"Masterly. . . compelling. . . one of the most attractive characters to emerge in recent detective-thriller fiction." -- Andrew Roberts, bestselling historian

"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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1.0 out of 5 stars Too many characters - confusing
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb second outing.
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3.0 out of 5 stars I didn’t like this second novel as much as Princes Gate
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent WWII thriller
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very good detective book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 June 2018
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