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Mel Sherratt JOINS the Madeleine Milburn Agency

Mel Sherrat with KindleI am absolutely thrilled to welcome crime and thriller writer extraordinaire, Mel Sherratt, to the Madeleine Milburn Agency.  Since publishing with Amazon, Mel has sold over 100,000 copies of her novels.  Her bestselling crime début, TAUNTING THE DEAD, a gripping police procedural, shot to the top 10 on the Amazon Kindle chart.  It has been No.1 in police procedurals, No.1 in mysteries and No.1 in thrillers, staying in the top 10 for four weeks and the top one hundred for three months.

Her gritty psychological thriller series, THE ESTATE, is also having huge success on ebook. Both SOMEWHERE TO HIDE and BEHIND A CLOSED DOOR are in the top 3 thrillers and suspense category. The third book in the series, FIGHTING FOR SURVIVAL, will be released this Christmas.

Mel Sherratt was recognised for her writing when she was just 11 years old.  She was honoured by Staffordshire County Council after winning a writing competition where she was selected as one of twenty finalists out of 60,000 entries.  Her primary school ran an annual award in her name for best written essay.

In 1997 she became a housing officer for the local authority from which she draws many of her experiences. She has been writing novels for twelve years, including popular women’s fiction under a pen name. She published her first crime novel in December 2011 and is currently writing a dark psychological suspense thriller that Madeleine Milburn will reveal at the London Book Fair 2013.

Milburn says “As soon as I met Mel, I could see exactly why she has become a bestselling author.  She has achieved so much on her own but I am now determined to break her out internationally.”

Mel has even been quoted by Ian Rankin in We Love This Book, Desert Island Books – ‘There’s a lot of young crime writers that I’ve just met for the first time. There’s one called Mel Sherratt – and she’s only on ebook at the moment; she’s very interesting.’