Parallel Lines

  • Parallel Lines

PARALLEL LINES is the story of a deadly rivalry on both sides of the law. With criminal rival and would be underworld kingpin Declan Meehan on the verge of controlling Glasgow's lucrative illegal drug trade, Detective Sergeant Angus Thoroughgood vows to bring him down.

An edgy and fast-paced crime thriller set in the seedy criminal underworld of Glasgow, Scotland, Parallel Lines is the first book in the long-running Thoroughgood series. With Meechan bludgeoning his competition into submission, seizing the city piece by piece, his conflict with Thoroughgood gets all too personal when Celine Lynott, the woman who broke Angus' heart ten-years earlier, falls for his nemesis.

Parallel Lines sees author RJ Mitchell drawing from his 12 years of experience as a Glasgow police officer to drag readers into the city's sleazy underbelly to encounter the violent and lawless stories that can be found there.

About the Author

Robert James 'RJ' Mitchell is a crime fiction novelist from Stirling, Scotland. His DS Thoroughgood series of books have earned the author many plaudits, and a nomination for the prestigious People's Book Prize (2017). Mitchell draws on his experiences as a Glasgow cop throughout his work, and still cherishes his first police shoulder number - D325. In June 2018, Mitchell embarked on a thirty date signing tour of WHSmith stores across Scotland, selling over one-thousand copies of his novel The Shadow of Fear. In April 2019, Mitchell signed with Manchester-based publishing house Matthew James Publishing.