I was born and raised in Malta, an island nation steeped in the millennia of history. As a boy I often caught a rickety old bus to the Maltese capital, Valletta, to hang around bookshops and blow all of my pocket money on novels.

After qualifying as a lawyer and emigrating to Sydney in 2007, I decided to turn my hand to novel writing. In 2018 I achieved a lifelong dream when my debut novel ‘The Sheriff’s Catch’ was published in the UK.

‘Sheriff’ is a tense, grim thriller set in 16th century Europe, and climbed to #3 on the bestseller list in my native Malta. My debut was also the recipient of a few international literary awards and nominations.

These days I live in Sydney, Australia with my young family and a maniacal cavoodle. When not writing, I enjoy reading gritty thrillers filled with moral dilemmas and a real sense of danger.

“A fine debut which tackles a relatively unknown chapter of history”

The Times of Malta

“This well-plotted story full of adventure, danger and history is wonderfully told, and Abel is a character not soon forgotten”

The US Review of Books

“A feverishly-paced historical adventure populated with memorable characters. A Finalist and highly recommended”

The Wishing Shelf Book Awards