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

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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

The Blood Acre Stirling Launch

IT’S amazing to think that today in my home city of Stirling I will be kicking-off my fourth tour with WHSmith in support of the launch of my new DS Thoroughgood crime thriller ‘The Blood Acre’, which is the fifth in the series and set in 1990. It seems like...Read More

The Blood Acre

IT'S been a while since my last blog and an awful lot has been going on behind the scenes since that post….believe me! Back in December I had just completed the final stop of my WHSmith 'The Shadow of Fear' Scottish signing tour, notched 1388 sales and by doing so...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.