BioRoy and Garry Robson are, unsurprisingly, brothers from the Elephant and Castle, south east London.
Their father (variously a pig farmer, cab driver, haulage contractor and general ducker and diver) and mother (homemaker, cook and doctor’s receptionist with a well-timed left hook) raised them and their siblings with some old fashioned south London working class values. These included hard work, respect for their elders and a willingness to duck and dive when required.
They have endeavoured, with varying degrees of success, to maintain the values their parents tried to instill in them. One day, whilst enjoying a beer or two, they decided to write a Crime Thriller Series. They awoke the next day and were surprised to discover that they meant it.
Roy lives in Bromley and works as a Service Delivery Manager for an International IT Consultancy. Garry lives in Krakow and is now, of all things, a sociology professor. Both career choices served as a source of confusion and humour to their parents, who were born and raised in the days before computers and sociology professors existed.
Although Harry ‘H’ Hawkins, the protagonist of the London Large novels, shares some of their old-fashioned values, he is not based upon Garry or Roy, neither of whom would survive the first chapter of a Harry Hawkins novel.
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London Large: Bound by Blood
Mass murder stalks the land. A damaged, hurting cop at war with his son. One last shot at redemption.
Tipping Point: A London Large Short Story
A father and son standing together. A brutal political conflict. Can they, and their bond, survive?
Tipping Point, set against the backdrop of the dark days of the 1974 three-day-week crisis and wildcat strikes, follows the fifteen-year-old Harry Hawkins through a crucial, formative week in his life. When his father persuades him to get involved in his strike-breaking activities Harry is launched onto a steep learning curve that will test both his ability to hold his own in a violent street-level struggle and his allegiance to his father.
Can, and should, the strike be broken? Will the son live up to the expectations of the father? Will they get out of the conflict in one piece?
London Large: Blood on the Streets
A corrupt system. A city in meltdown. A rogue cop, bent on revenge.Who will deliver justice?
Blood on the Streets is the first in the London Large crime thriller series, featuring the exploits of Detective Inspector Harry ‘H’ Hawkins, an old-school London copper with over thirty years of besting villains under his belt. When a bloody international gang war threatens to rip the metropolis apart, ‘London’s top copper’ finds himself under siege.
If you like the hard-boiled, gritty and action packed novels of Martina Cole, Stephen Leather and Andy McNab you’ll love Blood on the Streets – let it take you through a thrilling rollercoaster ride through the dark underbelly of criminal London.