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About Rob Ashman
Like all good welsh valley boys Rob worked for the National Coal Board after leaving school at sixteen and went to University at the tender age of twenty-three when the pit closures began to bite. Since then he's worked in a variety of manufacturing and consulting roles both in the UK and abroad.
It took Rob twenty-four years to write his first book. He only became serious about writing it when his dad got cancer. It was an aggressive illness and Rob gave up work for three months to look after him and his mum. Writing Those That Remain became his coping mechanism. After he wrote the book his family encouraged him to continue, so not being one for half measures, Rob got himself made redundant, went self-employed so he could devote more time to writing and four years later the Mechanic Trilogy was the result.
Rob published Those That Remain, In Your Name and Pay the Penance with Bloodhound Books and has since written the DI Rosalind Kray series. These are Faceless, This Little Piggy, Suspended Retribution and Jaded which are also published by Bloodhound.
His latest work sees the introduction of a new set of characters - DS Khenan Malice and DC Kelly Pietersen. The first book in the series is titled Killing Pretties and the second is Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Lies. Both books will be published this year.
When he is not writing, Rob is a frustrated chef with a liking for beer and prosecco, and is known for occasional outbreaks of dancing.
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After a serial killer leaves a trail of destruction from Florida to Las Vegas, three detectives are out for justice—and revenge—in this crime thriller.
Florida Det. Ed Lucas is obsessively tracking the serial killer known as Mechanic when his world is suddenly shattered. Unable to continue the hunt, he is forced to rely on his friend and colleague Dick Harper. Harper doesn’t disappoint—but he doesn’t play by the rules either.Meanwhile, Det. Rebecca Moran of the LVPD is trying to piece her life back together after her own disturbing encounter with Mechanic. But when the Las Vegas police stumble across dangerous new evidence, they are suddenly much closer to Mechanic than they realize—which puts Moran right in Mechanic’s crosshairs. Now her only chance for survival is to team up with Lucas and Harper and put an end to the killer’s reign once and for all.
How I see them in your eyes …
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As a serial killer stalks a coastal English town, a troubled detective is on the trail in this gritty crime thriller by the author of The Mechanic Trilogy.
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A Florida detective’s hunt for a serial killer goes cold—until the trail picks up in Las Vegas in this crime thriller by the author of Those That Remain.
Florida detective Ed Lucas is obsessed with tracking down the deranged serial killer known as Mechanic. The case is so all-consuming that the rest of his life, including his marriage, is falling apart. The trail has gone so cold that many believe Mechanic is dead—until Lucas receives a terrifying letter.
In a desperate bid to reignite the case, Lucas attempts to follow the evidence to Baton Rouge—against some unsubtle warnings from his boss to just let it go. But while Lucas spirals increasingly out of control, a series of bizarre murders are taking place in Las Vegas.LVPD Detective Rebecca Moran is on the case. She’ll stop at nothing to make a name for herself—but she’s about to find out what kind of killer she’s up against. And getting help from Detective Lucas may mean the difference between life and a horrible death.
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A Florida detective tracks a vicious serial killer from the Sunshine State to Sin City in this acclaimed crime thriller trilogy.
Those That Remain
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In Your Name
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Pay the Penance
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After surviving a vicious knife attack, which left her husband dead, DI Rosalind Kray returns to work and is handed a serial killer investigation.
This killer is different, he doesn’t just want to take the lives of his victims, he wants to obliterate their very existence. The murders appear random but the killer selects his quarry with meticulous care.
While fighting her superiors Kray must conquer her own demons, which are tearing her apart.
Kray has the ability to think like a killer and her skills lead to a series of horrifying revelations that turn the case on its head. She believes she is getting close, then her world comes crashing down with devastating consequences.
Will Kray find the murderer and escape with her own life intact?
The truth is closer than she could have ever imagined…
This Little Piggy:
Kevin Palmer is a regular sort of guy, or he was until his life fell apart. His wife, his money, his business and his reputation are all taken away from him. He tries to fight back and ends up in prison.
There he concocts elaborate fantasies to wreak vengeance. He is sent to work in an abattoir and the final piece of the jigsaw falls into place with chilling consequences. Then a cruel twist of fate changes everything.
DI Rosalind Kray is battling her own demons having returned to work following a brutal attack. She finds herself on the trail of a sick and twisted killer and cracks the macabre pattern of murders. But her boss is unconvinced.
Kray has Palmer squarely in her sights. But he has other ideas …
Can Kray break him in time to save the final victim?
Time is running out.
Alex Jarrod is a war veteran. When a flesh-eating parasite destroys his face, he returns from Afghanistan with a head full of nightmares. His world crumbles around him until he realises there is work to be done. Another war to fight.
DI Rosalind Kray has her hopes pinned on becoming the new DCI after tracking down another serial killer, but those in charge have other ideas.
After a small-time crook is killed in a hit and run and a serial burglar is brutally murdered, Kray suspects a vigilante is at work. But her bosses disregard her theory - until they discover a third victim.
Once again Kray finds herself on the trail of a serial killer but this one is different. This one lives in his own private war zone.
With her bosses on her heels, Kray has her work cut out and the body count is rising.
But he’s not going to stop until the mission is complete … and Kray’s not going to stop until she finds him.
If you are a fan of authors like Caroline Mitchell, Helen H. Durrant and Angela Marsons, you will love Rob Ashman's international best-selling selling DI Rosalind Kray Series.
After a flesh-eating parasite destroys his face, war veteran Alex Jarrod returns from Afghanistan with a head full of nightmares. His world crumbles around him until he realizes he has another war to fight. Meanwhile, Det. Inspector Rosalind Kray has her hopes pinned on a promotion after tracking down a serial killer in the coastal town of Blackpool, England. But now she has another troubling case to deal with.
After a small-time crook is killed in a hit and run and a serial burglar is brutally murdered, Kray suspects a vigilante is at work. But her bosses disregard her theory—until they discover a third victim. Once again Kray finds herself on the trail of a serial killer, and Kray has her work cut out for her as the body count keeps rising.
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When Stars Will Shine is the perfect Christmas gift for the bookworms in your life!
Fredrick Snellgrove, Private 23208 by Rob Ashman
Four Seasons by Robert Scragg
The Close Encounter by Gordon Bickerstaff
Believe by Mark Brownless
What Can Possibly Go Wrong? by Lucy Cameron
Mountain Dew by Paul T Campbell
The Art of War and Peace by John Carson
A Gift for Christmas by Kris Egleton
Free Time by Stewart Giles
Died of Wounds by Malcolm Hollingdrake
The Christmas Killer by Louise Jensen
The Village Hotel by Alex Kane
A Present of Presence by Hr Kemp
The Invitation by Billy McLaughlin
Brothers Forever by Paul Moore
Girl in a Red Shirt by Owen Mullen
Pivotal Moments by Anna Osborne
Uncle Christmas by Val Portelli
Time for a Barbeque by Carmen Radtke
Christmas Present by Lexi Rees
Inside Out by KA Richardson
Penance by Jane Risdon
New Year’s Resolution by Robert Scragg
Family Time by Graham Smith
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'I intended to only pick out a few of the stories to read, but once I picked it up I read one, and then another, and then another……and before I knew it I had read the whole book!' Lorraine Rugman, The Book Review Cafe
'When Stars Will Shine is a wonderful collection of short stories that are very readable. I have to be honest I didn’t think I would enjoy them as I’m more a romance reader but I’ve thoroughly enjoyed each one I’ve read and I’m looking forward to continuing with the rest.' Adele Blair, Kraftireader
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'Frederick Snellgrove, Private 23208 by Rob Ashman was a really touching story especially when you realise that it is actually about members of his family. It’s not always easy to convey everything you want to in a short story but this one was very well written and effective.' Mandie Griffiths, Jen Med's Book Reviews
Lt. Ed Lucas is coasting towards retirement in a mundane Florida police precinct when he catches the most challenging and dangerous case of his career: a brutal serial killer known as Mechanic. Three years ago, they thought Mechanic was dead. But a recent series of savage, ritualistic murders suggests otherwise.
No one is safe from this sadistic killer, including Lucas himself. If he wants to see retirement alive, he will first have to see Mechanic dead or in handcuffs. But to catch a killer who’s so adept at eluding authorities, Lucas will have to operate outside the law—and get inside one truly twisted mind.