Roger Silverwood is a mystery crime writer. His big success is the series of 28 books featuring Inspector Angel, beginning with In the Midst of Life. His latest title in this riveting mystery series is The Snakes and Ladders Murders. He will be taking part in the Endeavour Press Crime Fiction Festival.
He was playing kickabout football with two of his lively nephews, Simon and Dylan, in Locke Park. The goalposts were represented by two coats thrown down on the tarmacadam. He was in ‘goal’ with a wall behind him, and they were scoring goals against him by the dozen. And then he made a brilliant save, gave the ball a mighty hoof and finished up in agony on the ground. He had done something to his back. He hadn’t been married long to his lovely wife, Celia, who was contacted, and she came along in the car and took him to the doctor. The doctor sent him home to bed with a prescription for painkillers.