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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
New Books
June 2023

Missing Girls
(DI Marsha Clay, book 1)
   1. Somewhere to Hide (2012)
   2. Behind a Closed Door (2013)
   3. Fighting for Survival (2013)
   Secrets on The Estate (2014)
   4. Written in the Scars (2015)
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DS Allie Shenton
   1. Taunting the Dead (2013)
   2. Follow the Leader (2015)
   3. Only the Brave (2015)
   4. Broken Promises (2022)
   5. Hidden Secrets (2022)
   6. Twisted Lives (2022)
DS Grace Allendale
   1. Hush Hush (2018)
   2. Tick Tock (2019)
   3. Liar Liar (2020)
   4. Good Girl (2020)
   Watching Over You (2014)
   The Lies You Tell (2017)
     aka She Did It
   Invisible Victim (2021)
   The Life She Wants (2021)
Mel Sherratt recommends
The Secret at No.4 (2023)
S L McManus
"Definitely the best book I've read this year. A wonderful cast of real characters, with an emotional, yet gripping, storyline. I was totally engrossed."
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."
The Appeal (2021)
(Fairway Players, book 1)
Janice Hallett
"What a cracking book. Fresh, original and very clever."
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."
What Lies Between Us (2020)
John Marrs
"Totally absorbing, creepy, intense and utterly compelling. I loved it."
The Murder Game (2020)
The Invitation

(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."

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