Wednesday, 23 December 2015


If you want a good read, look no further!, 22 Dec. 2015
By Amazon Customer
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: By Their Rules (Paperback)

'This is a very good read. The storyline grips you and keeps the pages turning. For a new author it's an amazing book to start with and he must be extremely proud to have produced such a believable piece of work. The characters come alive as you get engrossed in the story.
Can't wait to read the next one!!
Well done Roger!
David Lancashire'

Available in print and on kindle; why not give yourself an early Christmas present and download it now:


And via all Amazons platforms worldwide.

Monday, 14 December 2015

Book Addict Shaun a top 500 Amazon reviewer said of 'A New Menace';

'What I want when I finish a book is to want the next installment immediately, for the book to be that good and this was. Roger is an extremely talented author who held my attention throughout, making me almost oblivious to the world around me so engrossed was I in the book. The ending is extremely fast-paced, demanding to be read in one sitting.'

Available in print or kindle; would make a great pressie to yourself or even someone else.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Some days the words don't exactly flow as one might hope; such as below.

But today I'm on a roll, over 3,000 - probably a personal best. I just hope when I re-read them tomorrow I don't throw most of them away!

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

I am thrilled to announce that I have a signed a new publishing deal with Totally Entwined Group's new crime and thriller imprint - Evidence Press - which is due to launch soon.
'THROUGH A TWISTED PRISM' will be the first in a new series of crime thrillers, and is due for release in late summer 2016, with follow-up books coming out in a timely fashion from here on in.
For those who have read and enjoyed my first two novels, I thank you wholeheartedly, and I'm really confident that you'll love this new crime series full of characters that stay with you long after the last page.
I'm really looking forward to working with such an innovative publisher who themselves are now part of Bonnier, the UK's fourth largest.
So sorry for the tardiness between book 2 and 3; but erroneous delays should now be a thing of the past. Cheers, Roger.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Had a great evening last night watching the mighty Status Quo in Blackpool, still just amazing!

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Ten signed copies of 'Snowflakes' an anthology available now. Just £9.99 incl. P&P.

Anthologies make great Christmas gifts and are a fantastic read you can pick up and put down on the go.

'Snowflakes' contains 24 short stories by 24 different authors - including me - so an eclectic mix.

If you fancy a signed one from me to be posted within the UK for £9.99 incl. of P&P please email me at: with your address and the details of any inscription you would like above the signature.
I'll email you back to confirm your copy is set aside for you and details for payment via BACS which will need to be done prior to posting. Unfortunately, I can only accept payment via the on-line banking system.
Thank you.

Monday, 23 November 2015

RABI Author Evening in Liverpool.

The lull before the storm at last Thursday's Royal Agricultural Benefits Institute author evening event in Halewood, Liverpool.

Monday, 9 November 2015

Snowflakes - An anthology of 24 shorts to be released on 15th November.

Anthologies are often popular at this time of year - they make great presents. Well, that boutique, but well-respected publisher - Bridge House Publishing,  - are launching this year's anthology in six days time entitled 'SNOWFLAKES' containing twenty-four stories by twenty-four different authors, so hopefully something for everyone.

I have a short story entitled, 'BETWEEN THE FLAKES' within it, but don't be put off by the title, it still packs a punch that crime fiction fans will hopefully love, but with a message of hope and redemption nonetheless.

Friday, 6 November 2015

I bumped into a guy in my local pub the other day, and he says 'Hey, I hear you write crime fiction'. So I gave the appropriate answer and he said that he is going to download the e-version of 'A New Menace' and give it a try. Me: well chuffed.

Two days later I bump into him in our local grocer's shop, and I ask if he's found time to start the book. He replies, 'Start it? I've finished it; couldn't put it down.'

As a writer of crime thrillers, is there anything nicer to hear?  



Tuesday, 3 November 2015

'A New Menace' is a crime thriller receiving many 5-star reviews on Goodreads - see what their readers say:

'What a brilliant follow-up to his first book. I certainly hope Roger has more books in him. I savoured this one like a favourite meal, as I knew once it was finished, I would soon be wanting more. Keep them coming Roger. My appetite is insatiable.' Said Mrs Haslam.

Why not download it now by clicking on one of the Amazon links?



Sunday, 1 November 2015

Twentieth Consecutive 5-star Review - must be worth a read!


Newly retired from the Serious and Organised Crime Agency, John Burrows is shocked to be called back by his old bosses for one last job. And not just any job – he’s on the tail of his old adversary, the infamous Jonny Moon, a dangerous and volatile criminal who will stop at nothing to get his way.

When a civilian is kidnapped and tortured by Moon’s associates after a botched surveillance operation, Burrows knows he’s in deep water. Not only must he track down Moon, and deal with a mole in the ranks – he must do all this without Moon finding out who he is. Or who his partner, Jane Lee, is – the officer who, last time they met, showed him that he’s not invincible.

A New Menace is a taut thriller, an exciting tale of covert surveillance, lies, deception and double agents.

Friday, 30 October 2015

Another 5-star review! Keeps an author's spirits going.

Doug from Lancashire said;

'Just finished (By their Rules) Brilliant Book a cracking read.
I couldn't put it down...Looking forward to the second book.'

This was me last week chatting about all things crime with the good people of Knott End-on-sea. Lovely place and lovely folk.