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Robin Roughley

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Rob Roughley lives in the North West of England (God's coal bunker,the land of the wedding cake made by placing three meat pies on top of one another and whippets on lengths of string)
He is the author of eight crime/thriller novels featuring DS Lasser. The novels are set between the run down streets of a northern town and the beautiful yet desolate west Pennine moors.
If you love your crime fiction crammed with square jawed heroes driving flash cars and glorious women who shimmer with inner light, then the DS Lasser novels are not for you.
However, if you prefer your characters to be flawed, with a sprinkling of dandruff and old acne scars,the plots to be laced with dark humour, then give them a try.
1 The Needle House
2 The Way that it Falls
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Writing

The writing process is something that means different things to different people. Of course the mechanice are simple enough, putting pen to paper or fingetips on keyboards, ready, steady, off we go.
But what about the rest? For some it's a matter of knowing where they want to go with the writing, planning out the next line, next chapter even the whole book before they start.
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