BUSBY, Roger (Charles). British. Born in Leicester, 24 July 1941. Educated at Bishop Vesey's Grammar School for Boys; Aston University, Birmingham, Certificate in Journalism, 1968. Married Maureen-Jeanette Busby in 1968. Journalist, Caters News Agency, Birmingham, 1959-66, and Birmingham Evening Mail, Force Information Officer, Devon and Cornwall Constabulary, Exeter, 1973-1996. Lieutenant Commander RNR Marine Society and Sea Cadets, London, 1997-2012.
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The Sheriff of Tesco
A chance encounter in a supermarket coffee shop opens old wounds for the ex-Marine and the war widow. Soon they are reliving horrors of death and murder in the Afghan desert, duty and deceit blowing in the wind. Can an icon of crime fiction save them from themselves, or will it be just another case for the Sheriff of Tesco?
The Dinosaur Tweet
Bob Bishop was scrolling his Twitter feed when the dinosaur tweet popped up. The moment he spotted the author’s name he couldn’t suppress a guffaw. "Rave from the grave,” he said, chuckling, “I can’t believe that old war horse is still alive and kicking.”
Embedded@Trafalgar with Nelson's Navy
There's a certain intimacy about the word "embedded." I don't know who coined it embedded, part of the action, eyewitness news on the front line. Embedded became a term used by the media and military to describe correspondents who were carried to war.If you want the facts, go to the history books, but if you want to know how it felt to report Trafalgar turn the page and read the log.
When you’re a career criminal there’s nothing like a police dragnet on your doorstep to spoil your day. So what to do when the burka bandit pulls a diabolical stroke? Well if the Old Bill can’t sort it, better sort it yourself!
Crackshot - Book three of the Cocaine Trilogy
Refreshed for the e-reader, Crackshot is the final book in the Cocaine trilogy. From Hunter and Snowman, the story of police attempts to thwart a shadowy drugs cartel moves into the end game as Scotland Yard DS Tony Rowley and NYPD detective Vince Walker plan an elaborate “sting” to trap the traffickers. But as they infiltrate the highest echelons of organised crime, power politics on both sides.
The cocaine trilogy
Hunter is book 1 of a trilogy which chronicles police operations to smash an international drugs cartel bent on flooding Britain with Colombian cocaine. Snowman is book 2 in the Cocaine Trilogy. At a seemingly abandoned farmhouse, an inexperienced woman detective trips a booby-trap wire and is killed instantly. Crackshot is the final book in the Cocaine trilogy.
The Chicken Suit
When you’re about to get the chop in the dog-eat-dog motor trade and the blonde with a brace of sawn-off shotguns in her bag is eyeing up an ‘80s muscle car, there’s only one thing left to do – reach for the chicken suit!
Another short story from Roger Busby which will entertain you and amuse with the pitfalls of the motor trade.
Snowman - Book Two of the Cocaine Trilogy
An inexperienced detective trips a booby-trap wire and is killed instantly in England. In a german forest, an international criminal is arrested. On a London roof-top, a British Policeman enters into a blood oath with a Mafia capo. These three unrelated incidents will plunge 3 policemen from 3 countries into the center of a drug-smuggling operation. They will come face-to-face with their pasts
There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but here’s a free lunchtime read to whet your appetite. Whether you prefer pie or salad, lunch with The Hammer will leave you satisfied. In another bite-size crime story, Roger Busby reveals the hierarchical power games of London’s Metropolitan Police with devastating effect. The new short story is a must to read.
Hunter - The Cocaine Trilogy Book 1
When the witness in the trial of London's most notorious gangsters becomes the suspect in a double murder, Met Crime Squad detective Rowley races to Cornwall in a bid to save the case. Rowley must find a flaw in a murder case as the police hierarchy conspires to throw him to the wolves. In a maelstrom of lust, greed and deception, Rowley finds the truth, too late, for the hunter is now the hunted
How far would you go for a promotion? how important are your dreams and aspirations above others? What are you willing to sacrifice or more importantly who are you willing to sacrifice to get what you want? These are the questions and consequences that Mark Fletcher has face in his quest for a coveted Flying Squad position.
South Bank Blue
When used car salesman Charlie Gittings takes a lady for a test drive he's swept away for a roller coaster crime ride through the streets of South London.
Then there's old time Met detective Mitch Morgan hunting the brutal killer of a girl washed up from the Thames in a case dubbed by the media "the mermaid murder."
Down river, a veteran robber is tooling up for one last spectacular job.
What was it like to fight at Trafalgar? How would the modern media report the greatest sea battle of the Georgian era which still resonates today? A victory against all odds which secured the pre-eminence of the Royal Navy and heralded Pax Britannica, Britain's dominance of the seas for a hundred years; a victory which etched the name of a fallen hero, Admiral Nelson deep into the nation's psyche.
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