Rog Beagle is an ardent ex-cop, now working as a private detective, in a world where humans, dogs and cats live as though they are all the same species. The Silver Herring, sees him uncover a plot full of deception, vivid characters and high tension with a bout of uncompromising cynicism. While stymied on one case, Rog is hired by the obnoxious Miss Francine Mayweather to retrieve her stolen silk and gold shawl. As he unravels both mysteries, Rog has to deal with the pernicious Hans, a nosy and violent O’Reilly and a swathe of troublesome murders.
Targeted Age Group:: 15+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I was reading a Philip Marlowe book when I saw a short story competition. As I began sketching out an idea for the competition, I realized it was far too complex to fit in a short story. Instead of giving up on it, I decided to go all in and write a novel.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
The characters come from a few places. Rog Beagle, the protagonist, is actually a persona that my SO and I invented for a beagle I walk past on the way to work. Other characters sprout from various conversations, or simply to fit a need in developing the narrative.
About the Author:
Michael works in medical IT and is currently undertaking a PhD in the area. He’s always had a passion for both reading a writing. He has a love for animals, which in this instance has manifested into a novel.
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