Wednesday, 30 November 2016


For a limited time only Endeavour Press have reduced the cost of the kindle version of my latest thriller - NEMESIS - to 99p/99c.

Why not grab yourself a bargain now? UK: or US:

Thursday, 17 November 2016



Thursday, 3 November 2016

Monday, 24 October 2016

Another wonderful 5-star review of NEMESIS

Another wonderful 5-star review of NEMESIS. Mick59 says,
'...this book was read cover to cover in two days, despite having no real expectations at the outset. Price writes in a fast-paced, easy to read, short chapters style reminiscent of James Paterson ... the book very quickly shifts into action mode and the character of the villain, Daniel Moxley is cleverly and graphically developed early on so that the reader is no doubt about the challenge facing the police. The rest of the book is a gripping and pacy battle which kept me wanting to read another chapter .....then another and another. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. (Full review on Amazon UK). 
Available to download now at only £2.99/$3.66 or FREE on Kindle Unlimited. (Also in paperback at only £6.99/$7.99 - make a great present).

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Is Nemesis the No 1 book you've ever read? Surely not; but Mr. W. in Scotland thinks so!

NEMESIS is receiving some wonderful reviews via various platforms, and not least on Amazon. It received a couple more 5-star reviews over the weekend and as important as they all are, I was particularly blown away by one from Mr Wilkinson in Scotland when he said it was 'the number one book I've ever read'.
It left me sort of speechless...Thank you so much, Mr Wilkinson. For those who want to see it, the fuller review is below.
'Just finished reading the book and I can honestly say I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. A very very very good crime thriller with realistic disturbing violent bloody content just what I like. Once I started [I] just couldn't stop reading it, to be honest, I didn't want it to end, this is the number one book I've ever read...thanks again for the great read Roger.'

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Wednesday, 7 September 2016



My brand new crime thriller, NEMESIS is now available in paperback at only £6.99/$7.99. (As well as on kindle for £2.99/$3.93)
If you want to glimpse inside a psychotic murderer's mind, order or download now.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Guest post at The Book Review Cafe dot com

You can read my full guest post on the Book Review Cafe by the clicking on the below link. See how I made the transition from detective to crime novelist.  

Friday, 26 August 2016

Catch me soon on The Book Review Cafe

Have a great weekend, and hopefully, you'll get the chance to sit down with a good book. I hope you enjoy whatever you are reading, and if you do, please tell someone or give the book a review on Amazon or Goodreads if you can.

I'll be mainly off-line until Tuesday 30th when you can catch my guest post with where I'll try to explain my transition from detective to crime thriller writer. @ReviewCafe 

Friday, 12 August 2016


It is with great pleasure that I can announce that the e-book version of 'NEMESIS' the first crime thriller in my new 'Badge and the Pen' series has been published by Endeavour Press. (The paperback will follow in a few weeks).

Please check it out now via: 

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Wednesday, 10 August 2016

It's all in the name

'Through A Twisted Prism' is the first in a new series of crime thrillers introducing detective inspector Vinnie Palmer, a good cop but with maverick tendencies and Christine Jones, a TV news reporter, who is a sassy investigative journalist who loves her scoops. Hence the series name of the 'Badge and the Pen'.

They make unlikely bedfellows, as cops and press often clash in real life.

The first novel is due out very soon as an e-book first but will be followed up shortly afterwards by a paperback release. However, it's having a last minute name change. My excellent publisher - Endeavour Press - wanted a title that was short and snappy. So, having discarded 'Jack Russell' not to be confused with the brilliant Jack Reacher character; we came up with three possibles. I was pleased that my publishing director chose my favourite on the list, which is 'NEMESIS'.

I think it is very impactive and when you look at the definition it works great. Daniel Moxley is a psychopath who escapes prison with revenge on his mind. He also becomes Vinnie Palmer's nemesis, as he taunts the lead cop who is chasing him.

Seeing how who much thought goes into the title of a book (which incidentally has had two previous working titles) you can imagine how much work goes into the rest of it to turn the manuscript into a published novel.

'NEMESIS' is coming soon; I do hope you like the title, oh, and the book too.        

Monday, 25 July 2016


If you missed my recent interview on BBC Radio Lancashire, and you have twenty minutes of your life that you really don't want back, you can hear here on Soundcloud. Or you could just read one of my books and lose a couple of days!

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Worth more than money.

Writers don't make much dosh from short stories; I tend to consider writing the odd one or two as maybe a way to increase my profile in a busy marketplace to help make readers aware of my crime novels.

I recently had published a short story with a US e-zine entitled 'Future Reflections' a short cosy mystery which is no more than a five-minute read.

I've received feedback from someone who read it before suggesting to his wife that she might like to read it. A lady who never reads fiction read it and apparently was moved to tears and didn't want it to end. Her husband was good enough to take the trouble to let me know.

Stunned, I thanked them both. But when you discover your words can evoke such emotion in a reader - especially from a crime writer - you know it's worth more than any amount of royalty cheques.  

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

On BBC Radio Lancashire from 1 pm today...

I'm looking forward to appearing on John 'Gilly' Gilmore's radio show from 1 pm today at BBC Radio Lancashire. It'll be nice to chat about all things crime fiction and my new series of crime thrillers. Though I understand that Dom is covering for Gilly, so it'll be nice to meet him.
BBC Lancashire Endeavour Press

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Polling day looms...#C4Debate

I hope sanity prevails tomorrow when the UK decides...

Division leads to the recesses where the extremes await; pretending to be your friend while planning further separation. Those who want division often promise a greater unity, but all they sometimes want is more power for themselves.

Has European history taught us nothing? 

Monday, 20 June 2016

Summer release for new crime thriller - but until then......

Mr McCall kindly said, 'Just read your first 2 books and can only be described as brilliant,get writing and let's have another one'.
Well, I'm pleased to announce that my next novel, 'Through A Twisted Prism' is due for release in August - barring hiccups - exact dates to be announced soon.
This is the first in a new crime series introducing DI Vinnie Palmer and TV News Reporter Christine Jones. If you liked 'Burrows and Lee'; you're going to love these two...

Not read any of my work yet? 


Friday, 17 June 2016

Watch this trailer, it'll only take 60 seconds.

Check out the book trailer for gritty crime thriller,  'A New Menace '. One minute later and I'm sure you'll be intrigued.

Well done Patrice.

The cops sometimes get bad press, and sometimes they deserve it. But French cop Patrice Martin whilst all hell was breaking out around him tended to English fan Andrew Bache who had been viciously attacked by Russian Ultras in Marseille. As his officers sought to give him cover Patrice performed CPR on Andrew and brought him back. Patrice did what cops the civilised world over do daily, usually without any recognition. I just wanted to say that I applaud you, Patrice and your fellow officers.

Friday, 3 June 2016


As some of you are aware, the company which took over my new publisher announced that they would be dropping their crime and thriller imprint prior to its launch. I had recently signed with them for my new series of crime novels. Oops.
However, I am pleased to announce that I have now signed with the wonderful Endeavour Press, and they will be publishing my new novel - the first in the new series - entitled, 'THROUGH A TWISTED PRISM' as an E-book and in paperback.

I'll keep you updated as things progress. For those of you who have read and enjoyed my 'Burrows and Lee' books, I will be returning to them at some stage to see what they are up to? But if you enjoyed those characters, I think you are going to love meeting the characters in 'Through a Twisted Prism'; well, that's the hope anyway.

Thursday, 2 June 2016

A great 5-star review on Amazon in Canada for ' A New Menace '.

Once again, Roger Price has delivered a captivating read with his crime thriller, A New Menace. This book follows By Their Rules and I liked how the author provided enough background information cleverly woven into the story line for those who might not have read the first book. My advice: Read the first book, you won’t be disappointed.


Wednesday, 11 May 2016

People's Book Prize finalists to be announced on 15th May - still time to vote.

'A NEW MENACE' has been entered into the prestigious 'People's Book Prize Award' for 2016, and has already received some amazing comments. (Please click on the below link to see).The book can be voted for via their website until 15th May when the finalists will be announced.Should anyone wish to vote, or read an excerpt to see if you can be tempted, you can do so via the below link. Thank you very much in advance.

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Shake the Spiders by Anne Wentworth. A five-star read for any fan of Young Adult fiction.

An author friend of mine who writes, among other things, young adult fiction under the pen name - Anne Wentworth - has recently published 'Shake the Spiders' via Finch Books an imprint of Totally Entwined Group. She has been encouraging me to write YA, and I may well have a go when things on my crime thriller front are less busy.
However, she kindly sent me a copy of her new book which is available on early release via the below link, to read. And even though I'm supposed to be an 'old adult', I really enjoyed it; it dragged me back to my early teens when I used to love the fictional worlds created by Enid Blyton.
Set in rural Canada it is a mystery with a ghostly twist, but in a benevolent way. The way the author gives depth to her characters by meaningful and taut dialogue immerses you as you read.
It goes on general release on the 31st May, but if you have a bored teen who loves reading mystery fiction I heartily recommend you download a copy now. Great read, Anne and I look forward to posting a review via on-line sellers once it appears. Thanks.

Monday, 4 April 2016

Author Interview with 'Criminally Good'.

You can read Lucy V. Hay's interview with me about my crime fiction and more in the 'Criminally Good' section of her web-site via the below link:

Friday, 1 April 2016

'A NEW MENACE' has been entered into the prestigious 'People's Book Prize Award' for 2016, and has already received some amazing comments. (Please click on the below link to see).
The book can be voted for via their website until 15th May when the finalists will be announced.
Should anyone wish to vote, or read an excerpt to see if you can be tempted, you can do so via the below link. Thank you very much in advance.

Monday, 28 March 2016

The girl who stole my book: How Eilis O'Hanlon found out her crime novels were swiped by a stranger

There was something strangely familiar about the crime novel riding high on the Amazon Kindle bestseller lists last autumn. Eilis O'Hanlon ought to know. She'd co-written it almost 13 years earlier. The only problem was that someone else was now claiming to be the author.

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Wonderful Reviews

I've just read two wonderful reviews of 'BY THEIR RULES' and 'A NEW MENACE ' on esteemed author Leah Grant's web site. Please check them out; you might be tempted!
Availability in print or on Kindle.

Friday, 25 March 2016


This week I have mostly been researching hand grenades and how to say 'wasp' in Russian!

Monday, 21 March 2016

The world of publishing moves slowly

Two years ago I sent a short story out to several publications and it was eventually picked up by Bridge House Publishing last Summer and published in their xmas 2015 annual anthology. I've just received an email from an editor in the US keen to take the story! I've obviously had to send a polite reply explaining the piece's unavailability.
I know how manically busy editors get, but that's one hell of an inbox backlog.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Please check out the trailer for 'A NEW MENACE': Nominated for 2016 People's Prize Award

From book to TV or film?

I've just completed an on-line introduction into screenwriting by the University of East Anglia, as the link to my digital certificate demonstrates:

I've just got to either, adapt one of my novels, or write an original screenplay. Oh, and then find a television production company and a producer whom might be interested - in between writing my novels that is - so no pressure there then.
I'm chuffed to see that 'By Their Rules' is not only still selling, but still receiving 5* reviews! Simon a verified Amazon purchaser said, 'Enjoyed...very gripping'.


Friday, 4 March 2016

Something for the weekend?

Yet another 5-star review from an Amazon customer for 'A NEW MENACE', thank you so much.
'A truly excellent sequel to By Their Rules written by a very credible author. Roger Price's past life as a Detective Inspector of a major crime squad gives real authority to this gritty novel. I think we all occasionally wish that the main character of this novel, John Burrows and his team were for real! Would the UK be a safer place if they were? Very likely and there lies the popularity of these two novels. I can't wait for more!'

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

'A NEW MENACE' the next best seller?

I'm thrilled to announce that 'A NEW MENACE' has been entered into the prestigious 'People's Book Prize Award' for 2016. The book can be voted for via their website from now until 15th May when the finalists will be invited to a black tie event broadcast by Sky News.
Should anyone who has read it wish to vote, you can do so via the below link. Thank you in advance, and forgive me if I re-post in the coming weeks!

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

5-Star review on Goodreads for 'By Their Rules', By Leah in Canada.

'Gripping, raw and fascinating. Nothing draws me into a book faster than if the author has infused his plot with life experience. I found myself enmeshed into the story line of Burrows and Lee, and their twisted journey hunting Cabilla, a ruthless killer from Africa. Price takes the reader along, and you find yourself seeing through the eyes of those who work to bring down dangerous criminals. The view is much different here and the reader gains much more understanding of how skewed the system is that the 'good guys' have to work in. How laws handcuff those trying to go after hardened criminals. How discouraging it is for those who work undercover for months building cases and evidence, only to have them tossed out on technicalities. Price has painted his picture with the brush of real life experience bringing characters right off the page. The author takes the reader into a world most would describe as ugly, harsh and ruthless. A world where disposing people that stand in the way of profit is done as easily as throwing away a candy wrapper. The author weaves a very good story and I would highly recommend this book. '

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Watching dialogue come to life.

What an interesting day filming with 'Cold Feet' yesterday with James Nesbit, John Thompson and James Bolan. A long day - 15 hours door-to-door - but interesting watching the processes and being a (small) part of it.

But get this, they had me dressed as a Man U fan - so no acting needed - with half the day filming at the 'Theatre of Dreams' and the second half inside the nearby Trafford Pub!!!!
And they actually paid me to do it!!

Sunday, 14 February 2016

'A New Menace' is short-listed for Book Viral's 'Book of the Year' Award.

During 2015, the book review site Book Viral reviewed over a thousand books - this being less than half the total submitted.
I'm thrilled to announce that 'A New Menace' has made the short-list of 50 from which six finalists and the overall winner of their 'Book of the Year' will be picked.
I'll be mainly keeping everything crossed until 1st March when the winner will be announced.
You can view all the finalists via the attached link, just click on any cover you fancy and the full review will appear.

Saturday, 13 February 2016

100-word view into the world of some of my characters

If you'd like a sample of my characters John Burrows and Jane Lee, here is a 100-word piece of short fiction I wrote for BookHippo which they've published today.
If you like it, why not try one of the novels?

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Valentines' Day

Still struggling what to get your partner for Valentines' day? Why not buy or download a book? Just think about, they get to become engrossed in a great story; and you don't have to talk them. It's a win-win.

Saturday, 6 February 2016

A Sense of Place: Music versus Books.

I guess we all listen to music and recall many tunes that resonate with a particular period in our  lives whether that be in time or emotion. I know there are many early David Bowie and Rod Stewart tracks that will always strike an image or moment within me whenever I hear them. I know most of us are the same.

     I was listening to such a tune the other day and it got me to thinking whether books have the same power. My conclusion is that they have; plus much more.

     As much as I love listening to music that takes me to a place in time, the music is always exactly the same each time I hear it. Now that is not in any way a critisim of those talented creative minds who enrichen our souls with their melodic masterpieces; but by its inherent nature it is a fixed thing. It may sound as different to each individual ear as the memory it evokes, but a novel, a work of fiction, can achieve even more.

     Each reader of the same piece of fiction, will read it differently. Each will engage in a different experience, bespoke to that individual reader. Each will have a slightly different  perception of the characters, no matter how skilled the writer has been at his or her crafting of them. In fact, I always  prefer to write with a limited descriptive, an incomplete exposition, so that the reader has enough information to understand, but with sufficient gaps to allow their own imaginations to fill in the blanks in a wondrous personal way.

Therefore, as much as I love listening to music, there will always be an added magic in reading a work of fiction, as the author speaks to me in a different way that he or she speaks to others.        

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Saturday, 30 January 2016

See the book trailer for a gritty crime thriller here.

Check out the book trailer for,'A New Menace ': worth a look if you like gritty but fresh crime fiction.

Friday, 29 January 2016

Want vengeance? Become a crime fiction writer.

One good thing about being a crime fiction writer is when some idiot cuts you up on the road, nearly causes an accident and then gives you the V sign; you can rest assured that in my imaginary world the transgressor will end up chained to a wall in a cellar where unspeakable natural justice awaits!!
You, therefore, won't be surprised that one scene in my last book wrote itself!

Thursday, 28 January 2016

New Imprint for YA is launched.

Finch Books is a brand new imprint of Totally Entwined Group - part of Bonnier UKs fiction division. And has now launched. Let's get our young adults reading great fiction. Check out their website.

Friday, 22 January 2016

Finch Books Imprint launch on 26th January

Totally Entwined Group are to launch their great new young adult fiction imprint - FINCH BOOKS - on Tuesday 26th January 2016.

Check out their launch trailer at: 

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Red Planet Pictures - 2016 TV Drama Script Competition.

Well, I've just sent my Spec Script sample into for their TV Drama Script competition for 2016.

Fingers crossed; someone has to win it. Now back to novel writing; where was I? Oh yes; death and mayhem!!

PS: There is still time for you other writers out there; entries accepted until Friday 22/01/16.

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Library Closures

Lancashire County Council want to close 35 libraries. And as tough as it must be to balance the books, there has to be another way; a smarter way. Once gone, they will never re-open. The Victorians who brought public libraries to the masses would turn in their graves.

I do a lot of talks in libraries and I'm constantly impressed at the scope of activities which the dedicated staff provide for the communities they serve; providing to young mothers, senior citizens and help to those trying to enhance their job prospects by becoming computer literate to name but a few examples. As well as lending books.

For those living in Lancashire, you can "have your say" by clicking on the following link. I have, and if enough folk do, who knows what may happen.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Another great 5-star review - "one of the most satisfying crime novels I have read in recent years", said Anna Stew.

'This is a really gritty crime novel that takes you on a roller coaster of events. I think the character development is excellent and the plot brings everything together so you are not left hanging at the end. It's one of the most satisfying crime novels I have read in recent years.' Said Anna Stew in her 5-star review of 'A New Menace'. 

Wow thanks Anna.

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Can this 5-star review tempt you into some weekend reading?

By ML H.

'If you read the first book by Roger Price it would be criminal (pardon the pun) not to read this one!

What I love about his books is that you know you are reading a book by the real deal. With years of experience on the force you really feel you're getting a glimpse into an altogether different world which most of us (thankfully) never get to see except through books. I would love to see this one and By Their Rules made into a British TV miniseries...'

Thank you ML H. for your kind review; I just need to find a commissioning producer to agree!

UK: or US:

Monday, 4 January 2016

If you put a book down for ten days it can be difficult to reconnect with the story, but when you put one down that you are writing, it can be even harder; or is that when the gold comes?

We'll find out. So it's 2016 and it's time to return to the attic to write; well I do have lofty ambitions for my books!