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 most of all, I wanted to show how an ordinary person could solve a murder.
I drew on my experiences as an environmental health officer to create Kent Fisher, an environmentalist with a suspicion outlook, a strong sense of justice and fair play and 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.