I'm Solomon Carter, author of the Roberts and Bradley PI crime thriller series, The Last Line 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 (England) and lived there for most of my life. I misspent my student days in South London before returning to life in Essex. For years I worked a string of jobs before life took a turn during the financial crisis of 2008 and I became the manager of an amazing food bank. This food bank served a town with an astronomical level of poverty and addiction. It helped thousands of interesting people who were facing all kinds of calamitous issues in their daily lives. Because of this experience - and my other varied jobs around the town - most of my stories are set in Southend. In 2016 I moved to North Cornwall with my family - because I liked the idea of never-ending holidays! Cornwall is beautiful. I still visit Southend and enjoy it.
I also write almost every single day of my life. The things of my Southend and London days still infuse my stories. My objective in life is to continue to write action-packed thrillers and page-turning mysteries that readers love and enjoy. My sincere hope is to get better at what I do with every book across each and every year that lies ahead.
As part of my work, I give away a lot of free books. If you would like to receive some of these and get the other exclusives on offer, then consider yourself invited to join my free readers' group at SolomonCarter.net. I won't ever spam you - I'll just send you the occasional email with news on the latest books and forthcoming freebies.
And if you want to see the the memes, personal shares and other oddball stuff I get up to, then you can join me at Facebook via www.facebook.com/solomoncarterwrites. I'd be glad to see you there.
I do like to hear from readers and try to respond to every message I receive. If I don't reply to you for any reason, it'll be down to an oversight on my part. Just re-send your message or comment and I will get back to you.
What I think I'm good at: Telling stories
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 like to do besides 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 much as I can.
My writing plans for 2018-19:
DI Hogarth's Darkest series
Completion of the Black and Gold vigilante justice short read series
The new Roberts and Bradley PI series, Harder They Fall
Starting work on another series for 2019 - DI Hogarth are you ready?
I look forward to hearing from you.
Until then I'll keep on writing. Or running. Or eating cholocate. Or chasing my children around the house.
All the very best,
if you have enjoyed any of my books, I'd be honoured if you could post a review. Those reviews really do help you know!