Author of Parallel Lines, The Hurting, The Longest Shadow, The Shift and his latest thriller The Shadow of Fear

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The Write To Reply!

AS some of you may know the last three weeks have been a very interesting time for me with my first three titles in the DS Thoroughgood series, which have been recently rereleased by my publishers Matthew James Publishing, having been treated to a blog tour. The tour, which was...Read More

Back To The Future!

IT’S amazing that almost 13 years since I used the recovery from an appendix operation to write my debut novel ‘Parallel Lines’, the first DS Thoroughgood outing, has been released once again along with books two and three in the series ‘The Hurting’ and ‘The Longest Shadow’. For this, a...Read More

Splendid Isolation

I guess if ever there was a good time to write a book it’s right now! As the government enforced Coronavirus lock down pushes on towards the end of it’s first month my work on the first draft MS for ThoroughgoodVI, ‘The Hammer’ is hitting the 80,000 word mark, which...Read More

RJ Mitchell

Robert James Mitchell was brought up in Stirling. Mitchell was initially detailed beat duties out of the former Blackhill Police Office and then Baird Street Police Office in the former ‘D’ Division, or the North, as it was known to all the men who served in the division. In January, 2007, while recovering from an appendicitis, Mitchell decided to write the first draft of ‘Parallel Lines: The Glasgow Supremacy‘, drawing heavily on his own experiences and featuring the characters of Detective Sergeant Gus Thoroughgood and DC Kenny Hardie.