Rope Enough - The Romney and Marsh Files #1

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Newly promoted Detective Sergeant Joy Marsh is shipped out to Dover on the Kent coast to work under Detective Inspector Romney – a copper with a reputation as a cantankerous bastard but good at his job.

On her first night as his sergeant a brutal crime in the town starts a chain of events that will test the mettle, the resolve and the detective in both of them. More
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Published: Dec. 05, 2012
Words: 80,070
Language: British English
ISBN: 9781301893416
About Oliver Tidy

Hello and welcome to my author page.

I am the author of three titles in the Romney and Marsh Files series of British police procedural novels and two books in the Acer Sansom series of thrillers.

My venture into self-publishing began in December, 2012, with the self-publication of the first of the Romney and Marsh Files. These don't have to be read in order, but, like consuming the many and varied courses of a good lunch, it is best if you do (Rope Enough, Making a Killing and Joint Enterprise). In September, 2013, my Acer Sansom books became available for download (Dirty Business and Loose Ends). These are different stories in a different genre, and while each is a stand-alone novel they really should be read in order.

If you do read any of my books, I would appreciate you taking the time to comment with your thoughts. As a self-published author it appears that reader-feedback is vitally important in furthering interest for other readers. I am also happy to receive feedback at my blog: olivertidy.wordpress.com.

If you have an inclination to learn more about me or my writing, I blog at the address mentioned above. Here you will also find a comments page for the Romney and Marsh Files and one for the Acer Sansom books.

My books are written in British English.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Reviews

Review by: Scott Thomson on Feb. 17, 2014 : star star star star star
Excellent - has all the standing of a true British crime drama, great plot wicked twist and awesome characters, looking for the rest now.
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Review by: christine spawton on July 28, 2013 : star star star star star
absolutely flamin' fabulous .... a 'can't put it down' rollercoaster of a book.
excellent.
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Review by: D R Cook on July 08, 2013 : star star star star star
I enjoyed reading this book and look forward to reading more from this author. If you like mysteries, you'll like this.
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Review by: Dlh on April 13, 2013 : star star star star star
Enjoyed this book and the next two in the series. They are stand alone books, each with their own twists and turns to keep you wanting to read more.
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Review by: Linda Trembath on March 03, 2013 : star star star star star
Was a good read, on to the next.
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Review by: Walker Tanner on Feb. 13, 2013 : star star star star star
This book is fun to read. It is witty, with great descriptive character. This is by far the best self published work I have read.
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Review by: I. Readalot on Jan. 08, 2013 : star star star star
Rope Enough has good characters and a great plot. The problems are wordiness and editing. It needs professional help to compete on a professional level against recognized authors. I'll give it a 4, but would prefer a 3.5.
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Review by: Robert Schobernd on Dec. 28, 2012 : star star star star star
Well done Mr. Tidy. Rope Enough shows a high level of planning for the plot and the writing is exceptional, especially for a self published work. The main characters are believable and likable, while the antagonist are as bad as they can be without being pure evil and horrific. The personal insights into Romney make his character solid and let the reader link to him. I highly recommend this story for fans of British detectives.
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Review by: Mark Sheppard on Dec. 26, 2012 : star star star star star
I admit I often take pot luck with new book releases, and I am very pleased with this particular find. This is a classic British police procedural in the very best traditions of writers like Reginald Hill. I particularly like the way in which no characters are sacred, and how brains are far more prominent than guns. The characters are believably flawed and instantly recognizable on a number of levels.

For a self-published work, the quality is remarkably high, but there are still one or two errors that should get picked up by an external editor.

This book was very difficult to put down and I eagerly look forward to Book 2.
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Review by: kimpar on Dec. 26, 2012 : star star star star
This is one of those books that once you start reading, can't put down. The characters are interesting and real. The plot has some nice twists and turns, but none of the implausible coincidences on which a lot of murder mysteries rely. As soon as I finished this book I downloaded the second in the series. Looking forward to the third being available.
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Review by: Paul C Smith on Dec. 25, 2012 : star star star star star
Well worth reading
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