Author Bio


5943-abf-james-d-mortain-photo-by-sarah-gallifentJames D Mortain uses an author pseudonym, and brings authenticity to his work through twelve years of police service with the Avon and Somerset Constabulary, both on the frontline and as a Detective. His father’s death and the birth of his first child shaped a defining period and re-evaluation of his life, resulting in 2012 with his resignation from the police force and a move to North Devon.

Jobless and homesick, James returned to Bath visiting friends, where a chance encounter and conversation with successful author, Chris Ryan, motivated him to start writing. Believing everything happens for a reason, and nothing happens by chance, James embarked on creating a fresh British detective series, infused with paranormal overtones, and influenced by experience and a close friend with extraordinary ability.

The City of Bath is the focal point and base for the fictitious detective, who in the first novel travels to North Devon in search of a missing Bath student.

James is available for interviews, media appearances and book-signings. Please email him directly at


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