innovative, imaginative, determined
‘Robert Crouch is fast becoming a favourite author.’
Sonya Alford, A Lover of Books
I write the kind of books I like to read – entertaining crime stories with complex plots, engaging characters and humour.
Authors like Agatha Christie, Peter James, Sue Grafton and Dick Francis have all inspired me to write crime fiction. But I wanted to offer readers something a little different. That’s why I chose an environmental health officer as my detective.
I wanted to show how an ordinary person could solve a murder.
It took time to develop the characters and write a credible crime novel that would entertain and intrigue readers. But when No Accident was published, the response from readers showed there was room in the market for something a little different.
It also gave me the chance to have a lead character who was a passionate environmentalist and animal lover.
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 Kent Fisher mysteries.