Mike Thomas was born in Wales in 1971. For more than two decades he served in the police, working some of Cardiff ’s busiest neighbourhoods in uniform, public order units, drugs teams and CID. He left the force in 2015 to write full time.
His debut novel, Pocket Notebook, was published by William Heinemann (Penguin Random House) and longlisted for the Wales Book of the Year. The author was also named as one of Waterstones’ ‘New Voices’ for 2010. His second novel, Ugly Bus, is currently in development for a six part television series with the BBC.
His new novel (the first in the MacReady series), ‘Ash and Bones’, was released August 2016 by Bonnier Zaffre. ‘Splinter’, the second in the series, is ready for release in 2017.
He lives in the wilds of Portugal with his wife, two children and an unstable, futon-eating dog.