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Mel Sherratt

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aka Marcie Steele

Mel Sherratt has been a self-described "meddler of words" ever since she can remember. After winning her first writing competition at the age of 11, she has rarely been without a pen in her hand or her nose in a book. Since successfully self-publishing Taunting the Dead and seeing it soar to the rank of number one best-selling police procedural in the Amazon Kindle store in 2012, Mel has gone on to publish three more books in the critically acclaimed The Estate Series.

Mel has written feature articles for The Guardian, the Writers and Artists website, and Writers Forum Magazine, to name just a few, and regularly speaks at conferences, event and talks. She lives in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, with her husband and her terrier, Dexter, and makes liberal use of her hometown as a backdrop for her writing.

Genres: Mystery

   Watching Over You (2014)
   She Did It (2017)
     aka The Lies You Tell
   Invisible Victim (2021)
   The Life She Wants (2021)
Mel Sherratt recommends
Before I Wake (2014)
C L Taylor
"One of the best books I've read in ages...such a chilling read."
Shallow Waters (2014)
(Hannah Robbins, book 1)
Rebecca Bradley
"A gritty police procedural, with no-holds-barred and a shocking insight to the reality of some. Dark and disturbing, yet exceptionally compelling."
Before It's Too Late (2015)
(DI Will Jackman, book 1)
Jane Isaac
"Sharp writing and extremely authentic - a very engaging read."
The Daughter (2018)
Lucy Dawson
"A gripping, twisty novel that gets right under your skin."
Hell Bay (2018)
(DI Ben Kitto, book 1)
Kate Rhodes
"One of the most absorbing books I've read in a long time - perfectly thrilling."
Silent Victim (2018)
Caroline Mitchell
"Dark, shocking and utterly compelling."
Her Name Was Rose (2018)
Claire Allan
"An intriguing and menacing page turner."
Someone You Know (2019)
Olivia Isaac-Henry
"An excellent debut with a sinister sting. Reveals and plot twists delivered so skilfully that you won’t know who to trust."
Don't Tell Teacher (2019)
Suzy K Quinn
"Layers of intrigue and suspense, with a brilliant sting in the tale."
Dead Inside (2019)
(Maggie Jamieson, book 1)
Noelle Holten
"A brilliant debut – gritty, dark and chilling. Noelle Holten knows her stuff."
You Can Trust Me (2019)
Emma Rowley
"A deliciously dark & emotive debut with an extremely powerful ending."
The Wreckage (2020)
Robin Morgan-Bentley
"An exciting debut. Such a different take on things to read from a male point of view. Fresh and enthralling."
The Murder Game (2020)
(Stephanie King, book 2)
Rachel Abbott
"A twisty-turny plot that had my head reeling, and my mind full of intrigue. Superb plotting from the mistress of suspense."
What Lies Between Us (2020)
John Marrs
"Totally absorbing, creepy, intense and utterly compelling. I loved it."
The Resident (2020)
David Jackson
"Dark and disturbing yet so absorbing. Jackson knows how to reel you in with emotion and yet shock you with the darkness. Creepy as hell."
The Appeal (2021)
Janice Hallett
"What a cracking book. Fresh, original and very clever."
Call Me Mummy (2021)
Tina Baker
"A powerful, dark and bleak novel with broken characters that really got under my skin. Absorbing, gritty and very real."

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