I’m Solomon Carter, author of the Roberts and Bradley PI crime thriller series, The Last Line international thriller series, and the DI Hogarth Darkest series. I write mysteries, crime and thriller novels featuring characters on the edge.
I was born in Southend, Essex, UK and lived there for most of my life, apart from the student days which I misspent in South London – plenty of adventures there, I can tell you! But in the end, my life back in Southend turned out even more eventful still. For years I worked a string of jobs I didn’t like before life took a turn and I became the manager of an amazing food bank. This food bank opened its doors to a town with an astronomical level of poverty. It helped thousands of interesting people who were facing all kinds of calamitous issues in their daily lives. Because of this experience – and my varied jobs around the town – most of my stories are set in Southend. In 2016 I moved to North Cornwall with my family. Why? Because I liked the idea of never-ending holidays! Cornwall is beautiful. But I also write almost every single day of my life. The things of those days still infuse my stories. My life objective is to write action-packed thrillers and page-turning mysteries that readers simply cannot help but love. My sincere hope is to get better at what I do with every book across each and every year ahead.
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What I am good at: telling stories
What I am bad at: dancing, being patient, not eating chocolate.
What I love: nature, the seaside, adventures
Writers I can heartily recommend: Lee Child, Ian Rankin, Henning Mankell, Harlan Coben, Robert Crais.
Writers I need to read more of: Val McDermid, Ian Rankin, Michael Connelly and others.
Other things I do beside writing: running going to balance out the sitting behind a laptop (a habit inspired by Haruki Murakami’s ‘Things I talk about when I talk about running’ – a truly great book).
-I am currently doing surf lessons. Because Cornwall 🙂
-Getting out into nature as the weather allows.
My writing plans for 2018-19:
DI Hogarth’s Darkest series
Completion of the Black and Gold viglante justice short read series
The new Roberts and Bradley PI series, working title Harder They Fall
Another series to be confirmed…
I look forward to hearing from you.
Until then I’ll keep on writing. Or running. Or surfing. Or chasing my children around the entire house.
All the very best,
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