Tom Boles


Tom Boles is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a past President of the British Astronomical Association. He has discovered more supernovae (exploding stars) than any other individual. For his contribution to astronomy, he was awarded the Merlin Medal and the Walter Goodacre Award. The International Astronomical Union has named main belt asteroid 7648 Tomboles in his honour. His first novel, DARK ENERGY, was published in 2021. He has since published SHADES of WHITE and Murder comes by LIMO.

Awards & Honors

The Merlin Medal and the Walter Goodacre Award

Books by Tom Boles

Shades of White by Tom Boles. A Brad Willis Adventure. Book cover
The place is treacherous. So are his enemies. On the coldest continent on earth, something is causing heating systems to fail and planes to fall from the sky. Brad Willis is sent to Antarctica by Mike Reilly of MI6, his mission, to find its source and disable it. Willis is a great scientist but only a part-time spy. Will his knowledge and skills be sufficient? His visit was shrouded in secrecy. But someone knows…
Fiction > Mystery & Thrillers
DARK ENERGY by Tom Boles. A Brad Willis Adventure. Book cover
Brad Willis is an unlikely investigator, and an even less likely spy. He is a scientist, not a hero, but when it comes to finding technical solutions, there is none better. That’s how MI6 uses him; that’s how he lands himself in trouble. Members of the scientific community around the world are being systematically murdered, and for no obvious reason. Who is killing them and why? That is until Willis uncovers a mystery. A discovery has been made but not reported by the largest research facility in the world.
Fiction > Mystery & Thrillers