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RJ Mitchell

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Contact: robert@spitfiremediascotland.co.uk
Local authority: Stirling
Languages: English
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I am a former Glasgow police officer and Herald, Times and Scotsman sports journalist. I have had seven crime thrillers published which draw on - some more than others - my experiences as a cop.

My new book The Hammer is the sixth in the DS Thoroughood crime fiction series set in Glasgow.

I am comfortable speaking to audiences both small and large and have appeared on panels at Bloody Scotland (2018), Islay Book Festival (2015), Aye Write (2016), Off the Page (2013).

I have also hosted author launches like Denzil Meyrick’s Dark Suits & Sad Songs (2016).

I am about to embark on a seventeen-stop book-signing Tour with WH Smith in support of The Hammer. This is my fifth national tour with the retailer. I consider myself a good communicator with all levels and most age groups.

I have also given broadcast interviews with Radio Scotland both in my book writing career and capacity as a sports journalist.

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Panel event; Reading; Talk

Topics of work

Crime fiction; Mystery & thriller

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+