R. J. Mitchell signing The Shift Z325 Thoroughgood

R. J. Mitchell signing The Shift Z325 Thoroughgood

WHSmith Fort Kinnaird Shopping Park, Newcraighall

Saturday 5 November from 11am

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Meet Scottish crime writer R. J Mitchell in Newcraighall where he will be signing copies of his latest book The Shift Z325 Thoroughgood.


It’s 1989 and fresh-faced graduate Angus Thoroughgood has just become Z325 Constable Thoroughgood and has exchanged the cosy cloisters of Glasgow University for the broken streets of Lennox Hill, ‘Z’ Division, the frontier posting that no rookie wants. He soon discovers his shift is full of veterans of the Northern Ireland troubles who are intent on ruling ‘The Hill’ by a brutal set of rules they have transferred from their time in the Province. Recruited by a new Internal Investigations Unit, he discovers that Glasgow’s criminal overlord Bobby ‘Mojito’ Dawson is a member of a deep cover special Army Unit and that his foes in the escalating gangland feud known as The Ice Cream War, the McGuigans, have strong links to the IRA. When Mojito recruits a deadly assassin from across the Irish Sea to bring the Ice Cream War to an end, Thoroughgood finds himself in a race against time before Glasgow is blown to smithereens.

R. J. Mitchell

R. J. Mitchell is a former Glasgow Cop who has drawn extensively from his 12 years police service to write the action packed award nominated Thoroughgood Detective Series. Now writing as a freelance sports journalist Mitchell was also formerly on the staff of the Glasgow Evening Times for 10 years and his intimate knowledge of the city and its people is reflected in the pages of his gritty Glaswegian crime thrillers. The fourth book in the the Thoroughgood series, The Shift, a prequel set in 1989, is due out in November 2015.

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