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Chris Merritt

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Hello! I'm a British author whose crime thrillers combine psychology, suspense, and characters you care about.

All my novels are set in London, where I live. My first trilogy starred Zac Boateng and Kat Jones, two detectives motivated by family, who tackle organised crime and police corruption. LAST WITNESS, the second Boateng and Jones book, reached #13 in the UK Kindle chart in 2019.

My second series features detective Dan Lockhart - an ex-soldier with a missing wife - and psychologist Dr Lexi Green, an American living in London. These novels are darker, more psychological serial-killer cases, with romantic relationships as a central theme.

I began writing fiction in 2014, after previous careers as a diplomat, based in Iraq and Jerusalem, an
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Last Witness (Detective Zac...

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Bring Her Back (Detective Z...

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Who's Next?

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Knock Knock by Chris Merritt
"What possible reason could anybody have to kill women in such a horrific way? When women are being found dead with a metal ball deep in the back of their mouths, causing them to choke to death, MIT 8 are tasked with solving the murders.

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"KNOCK KNOCK by Chris Merritt is the first book in the Detective Lockhart and Green police procedural series. It is also my first book by this author. Detective Inspector Dan Lockhart is a member of a Major Investigation Team (MIT) in London that focu" Read more of this review »
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Another gripping read from Mark Billingham, with real depth to the psychological profiles and relationships of the characters. Fantastic twisty plot that will keep you guessing till the end. Thoroughly recommended!
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