After Art College and a career in graphics, Tom Pierce
changed course, entering the police service. He attended
many high profile murder cases as cameraman and artist,
but the images he witnessed left him troubled. He took to
writing, a cathartic process that led to a creative urge to
write full-time, using his experiences as a valuable
In The Sweet Taste of Death, Tom Pierce has produced an intriguing and absorbing tale which is more than just an account of a retired police superintendent's holiday in the South of France. Matthew and his wife, Beth, become accidentally involved in a dramatic attempt to smuggle priceless historical artefacts out of France.