Bill Rogers has composed nine crime thriller books - all of them based in and around the City of Manchester, England - a crossover novel for Young Adults, adolescents, and Adults, and also also an Anthology of short stories such as a novella.
His first book, The Cleansing, was short listed for the Long Barn Books Debut Book Award, and acquired the eBook Publishing Consortium Writers Award. His fourth - A Trace of Blood - reached the semi-final of their 2009 Amazon Breakthrough Book Award.
His novels form a series featuring DCI Tom Caton and his team. They're all part police procedural, part crime thriller. All seven can be viewed as a stand alone books.
Born in London using four generations of Metropolitan Police supporting him his grandfather was a founding member and head of the Flying Squad - he moved North forty odd years back, and fell in love with the people, the countryside, and also the City of Manchester. He attempts to capture the spirit, exuberance, and background of the area in his books, in addition to a number of the shadowy underbelly of the city in. His work with the Manchester City Council Education Department included liaision with Greater Manchester Police to a wide Array of issues including establishing the first system of Police School Liaison Officers at the UK, initiatives associated with Drugs Crime, Knife Crime, Racial Harassment, and Gang Crime.
He reads voraciously across a Array of genres, but his favourite crime and thriller writers comprise; Michael Connelly, Harlan Coban, Ian Rankin, Tess Gerritsen, Andrea Camilleri, Donna Leon, Dennis Lehane, George Pelecanos, Ed McBain,James Elroy,Elmore Leonard, Peter Robinson, Peter James, Henning Mankell, Stieg Larsson, Kathy Reichs, Val McDermid, Lee Child, Jeffrey Deaver, P D James, John Le Carre, Gerald Seymour...
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