Antonio Mercero Santos (Madrid, 1969) is the author of the novels La cuarta muerte (Espasa, 2012), La vida desatenta (DeBolsillo, 2014). He has written the police procedural series composed of two volumes, El final del hombre (Alfaguara, 2017) and El caso de las japonesas muertas (Alfaguara, 2018) with the transgenic police inspector Sofia Luna.
He has also published a graphic novel El Violeta (Drakul, 2018) about the suppression of the homosexuals in the Francoist Spain.
A journalist by education, for over twenty-five years he has been co-writing television series, among which the most remarkable are “Hache”, “Monteperdido”, “Seis hermanas”, “Hospital Central” and “Farmacia de guardia”.
Together with Gracia Querejeta he has written the movie scripts for “Quince años y un día” (Biznaga Prize for the best script at the Festival de Cine in Málaga), “Felices 140” (Best Script Prize at the Festival de Cine in Toulouse) and “Invisibles”. Apart from that, he has co-written the script for “La Vergüenza” by David Planell and has also been the author of short films “Cordelias” and “Como yo te amo”, both shortlisted for the Goya Film Prize.
Pleamar, his sixth novel will be published in 2021 by Alfaguara Negra.