The Crime Writers' Association

Merryn Allingham

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I was born into an army family and spent my childhood on the move. Unsurprisingly it gave me itchy feet and in my twenties I escaped an unloved secretarial career to work as cabin crew and see the world. I  still love to visit new places, especially those with an interesting history, but the arrival of marriage, children and cats has meant a more settled life in the south of England. Previously I’ve written historical mysteries, sometimes set in exotic locations and often against a background of stirring world events. Now, though, I’ve committed myself to crime with a capital C. The Tremayne Mysteries Series features Nancy, a feisty 1950s heroine, who turns amateur sleuth.

Books by Merryn Allingham

  • The Dangerous Promise


  • Venetian Vendetta


  • Caribbean Evil