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Guest post by author Mark Roberts who was born and raised in Liverpool and was educated at St. Francis Xavier’s College. He was a mainstream teacher for twenty years and for the last ten years has worked as a special school teacher. He received a Manchester Evening News Theatre Award for best new play of the year. What She Saw is the second novel in the DCI Rosen series after the acclaimed debut, The Sixth Soul.

What She Saw, Mark RobertsWhen I started writing The Sixth Soul, the first Rosen novel, I wanted to create a sympathetic character in DCI Rosen and build his Murder Investigation Team, with diverse, recurring characters who I could grow and develop as the stories progressed. I didn’t want to create another detective as victim with alcohol/gambling problems, broken marriages/alienated children, a terrible burden because of the death of a police colleague through something he had got wrong or had failed to do.


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