Thomas & Mercer

Books published by Thomas & Mercer

The Promise

The Promise is one that they have kept for more than 30 years, but Beth and her friends know it is about to be unburied. And they all have too much to lose.

Reviewed on 18 January 2020 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Her Last Move

When a man is murdered in a crowded tube station a super-recogniser is brought in to help a harassed police officer.

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by Arnold Taylor

A Killer's Alibi

Mafia boss Jimmy Nunzio is caught literally red handed, holding the knife that killed the son of his rival. Mike McFarland is the attorney hired to defend him.

Reviewed on 01 June 2019 by Chris Roberts


A secret American committee, consisting of a retired general, a retired admiral and two former heads of the CIA, is intent on arranging the assassination of a well-known and popular senator whose libertarian and anti-military views they regard as a potential danger to the United States.

Reviewed on 09 February 2019 by Arnold Taylor

The Changeling Murders

As London rebuilds after the Great Fire, thief-taker Charlie Tuesday’s former flame is kidnapped on the way to her own wedding and an actress, wearing her clothes, is found hanging from theatre scenery.

Reviewed on 26 January 2019 by John Cleal

In For the Kill

The murder of a student at the University of Southwark may prove too close to home for DI Simon Fenchurch.

Reviewed on 26 January 2019 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Dead Lock

The hunt for a missing ten-year-old girl intensifies when a second girl of the same age disappears. The police believe the two are connected, and DI Nick Dixon is called back from holiday to help the investigation,

Reviewed on 24 November 2018 by Linda Wilson

The Friend

Two boys are in hospital 200 miles away and one of them is Sophie’s son. But no-one knows which child Ben is.

Reviewed on 27 October 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

To Die in Vienna

Ex-secret service operative Freddie Makin has been given the task of watching a computer science teacher and submitting daily reports. Then an attempt is made on Freddie’s life.

Reviewed on 18 August 2018 by Arnold Taylor

The Lucky Ones

One murder is bad enough, two is more than a hideous coincidence. But three is a serial killer who is leaving no clues.

Reviewed on 03 March 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Say a Little Prayer

An intelligence officer has to rescue a girl from child traffickers in 1999 Kosovo.

Reviewed on 14 February 2017 by Jim Beaman


Former IRA bombmaker Joe Tiplady, on the run from his former colleagues, becomes a target in a worldwide chain of events he does not understand.

Reviewed on 10 December 2016 by John Cleal

Hard Wired

Ex-Delta Force operative Jon Reznick is top of the list of someone with a grudge against his former unit, and whoever wants hm dead is closing in fast.

Reviewed on 26 November 2016 by Linda Wilson

A Man of Some Repute

Hugo Hawksworth of the intelligence services is given a desk job following an injury sustained in the field. His boss arranges for him to be accommodated in Selchester Castle, from which Lord Selchester had mysteriously disappeared six years earlier.

Reviewed on 23 July 2016 by Arnold Taylor

Dead Level

DI Nick Dixon is in disgrace – but he’s not on the sidelines for long as police try to track down the killer of a Tory parliamentary candidate’s wife

Reviewed on 02 April 2016 by Sharon Wheeler

The Thief Taker

As the plague wracks London, thief taker Charlie Tuesday reluctantly takes on a murder investigation and becomes involved in a world of intrigue and witchcraft in which he is the hunted as well as the hunter.

Reviewed on 26 September 2015 by John Cleal


DI Nick Boyd has to confront traumatic memories from his past when he goes undercover as a teacher to investigate the murder of a schoolgirl.

Reviewed on 12 September 2015 by Sharon Wheeler


A soldier returning from Afghanistan holds his family hostage in an attempt to persuade police to investigate the death of his stable lad brother – and DI Nick Dixon is soon in the thick of the action

Reviewed on 20 June 2015 by Sharon Wheeler

As the Crow Flies

DI Nick Dixon has moved back to Somerset from the Met – and finds himself investigating the death of an old climbing friend who wasn’t all that he seemed

Reviewed on 21 February 2015 by Sharon Wheeler