Thomas Mogford has worked as a journalist for Time Out and as a translator for the European Parliament and the UEFA Champions League. While studying to be a lawyer, he looked into practising abroad. Instead, he decided to write a series of thrillers set around the Mediterranean.
Shadow of the Rock introduces Spike Sanguinetti, a lawyer from Gibraltar who is willing to risk everything to protect his client. It was shortlisted for the 2013 New Blood Dagger Award for best new crime writer. The next book in the series, Sign of the Cross, was published in April 2013, and sees Spike travel to Malta to attend the funerals of his uncle and aunt, only to discover that the circumstances of his relatives’ deaths are not as they seem.
The third novel in the series, Hollow Mountain, will be published in April 2014.