It took me a long time to realise what was staring me in the face – I should write the kind of books I love to read.
Everything from the classic whodunit from authors like Agatha Christie, the feisty private eye novels of Sue Grafton, the thrillers of Dick Francis, and the modern police procedurals from Peter James.
There’s something heroic and inspiring about the ordinary person, drawn into solving a murder. It’s the underdog battling against superior forces and minds, seeking justice and fair play in a cruel world.
These are the values and themes that shaped me, that formed the backbone of my career as an environmental health officer.
These are the values and motivations I gave to Kent Fisher, a driven individual with more baggage than an airport carousel.
I now write full time from my home on the East Sussex coast. You can often find me on the South Downs with my West Highland white terrier, Harvey, researching the settings and finding ideas for the next Kent Fisher mystery.
‘Robert Crouch is fast becoming a favourite author.’
Sonya Alford, A Lover of Books
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