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Roger Smith's thrillers Man Down, Sacrifices, Capture, Dust Devils, Wake Up Dead, Mixed Blood & Ishmael Toffee are published in eight languages and two are in development as movies in the U.S.

His books have won the German Crime Award and been nominated for Spinetingler Magazine Best Novel awards. He also writes horror under the pen name Max Wilde.

“Roger Smith writes with the brutal beauty of an Elmore Leonard in a very bad mood." The Washington Post

“Smith’s writing is astonishing.” Cleveland Plain Dealer

“You’ll struggle to find a more forceful voice in current crime writing.”
Die Zeit (Germany)

“Smith is the shooting star of the crime scene.” Radio Europe

"If you are a fan of George Pelecanos or Dennis Lehane, give Roger Smith a clos

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Average rating: 3.96 · 1,282 ratings · 317 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
Mixed Blood: A Thriller
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 352 ratings — published 2009 — 18 editions
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Dust Devils
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 236 ratings — published 2011 — 8 editions
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Wake Up Dead: A Cape Town T...
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 244 ratings — published 2009 — 16 editions
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Ishmael Toffee
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 168 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 135 ratings — published 2012 — 8 editions
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 68 ratings — published 2013
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Man Down
4.54 of 5 stars 4.54 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2014
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Mixed Blood (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: An American, hiding out in Cape Town after being blackmailed into a bank heist back home, is building a new life for his pregnant wife and young son, when an incident of random violence sets him on a collision course with street gangs and a rogue cop who loves killing almost as much as he loves Jesus Christ.

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