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

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Hope Springs Eternal

WITH the January blog tour of my first three titles in the DS Thoroughgood series now a distant - but happy - memory the ensuing period has been busy on a number of fronts not least but due to the fact that my family and I are moving to a...Read More

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

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.