Former barrister and businessman from Swansea. His first crime thriller, Princes Gate, set in WW2 London and featuring charismatic Scotland Yard detective Frank Merlin, was published in Summer 2011. Frank Merlin 2, Stalin's Gold, published March 1 2014. Merlin 3 Merlin At War published in July 2017. Merlin At War has been longlisted for the 2018 CWA Historical Dagger.
Book 2 in the Frank Merlin series, the first seems to have passed me by completely. Hopefully it's as good as this one is, a sort of crime fiction, police procedural, historical, not quite spy but nonetheless sneaky goings on story.
From the Blurb:
December 1938. Moscow. Josef Stalin has lost some gold. He is not a happy man. He asks his henchman Beria to track it down.