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

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A Not So Positive Experience!

It is with great frustration that I am having to cancel Saturday’s WHSmith signing at The Gyle Centre, Edinburgh, due to testing positive with COVID. A case of sod’s law you might say given that over the last two book signings at Stirling Thistles Centre and Glasgow Argyle Street I...Read More

Glasgow A Go Go!

AFTER a good start to my spring signing tour with WHSmith in Stirling last week it’s on to Glasgow on Saturday with a signing at the retailer’s Argyle Street store. I always look forward to signings in Glasgow mainly because often at some stage in proceedings I meet a face...Read More

At Long Last!

After almost three years I will finally be heading out on book signing duty with WHSmith this weekend as I start a short promotional tour for my new title in the DS Thoroughgood Series: ‘The Hammer.’ As the poster below reveals I will be out and about at four of...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.