Rope Enough - The Romney and Marsh Files #1

Rated 4.77/5 based on 13 reviews
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 man 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.
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About Oliver Tidy

Hello and welcome to my author page.

I am the indie author/publisher of seven titles in the Romney and Marsh Files series of British police procedural novels, four books in the Acer Sansom series of thrillers and two books in my Booker & Cash stories.

If you would like to learn more about me or my writing, I blog at . Here you will also find a comments page for each series of books.

My books are written in British English.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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JaneofArch reviewed on on July 21, 2017

Not (quite) the worst English police procedural I've ever read but lacks sparks in either story action or character interaction.

I fail to understand the number of five-star reviews it has been given, and my true rating is no better than 3.5, if that. Still, let us err on the generous side.
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Fitzbacon reviewed on on Oct. 1, 2014

Loved it. Very enjoyable detective story.
Since I am a cheapskate can I have some more free books from this series?
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Scott Thomson reviewed on on Feb. 17, 2014

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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christine spawton reviewed on on July 28, 2013

absolutely flamin' fabulous .... a 'can't put it down' rollercoaster of a book.
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D R Cook reviewed on on July 8, 2013

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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Dlh reviewed on on April 13, 2013

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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Linda Trembath reviewed on on March 3, 2013

Was a good read, on to the next.
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Walker Tanner reviewed on on Feb. 13, 2013

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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I. Readalot reviewed on on Jan. 8, 2013

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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Robert Schobernd reviewed on on Dec. 28, 2012

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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Mark Sheppard reviewed on on Dec. 26, 2012

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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kimpar reviewed on on Dec. 26, 2012

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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Paul C Smith reviewed on on Dec. 25, 2012

Well worth reading
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