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Bill Rogers Books In Order

Publication Order of DCI Tom Caton Books

The Cleansing (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Head Case (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tiger's Cave (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Fatal Intervention (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bluebell Hollow (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Trace of Blood (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Frozen Contract (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Backwash (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Venetian Moon (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of DCI Tom Caton Collections

Breakfast at Katsouris (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Cave (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Caton's Manchester (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Bill Rogers is a popular English author, who likes to write crime thriller books. He is particularly famous for writing the DCI Tom Caton novel series. All the plots of his books take place in Manchester, which is also Bill’s hometown. Previously, author Bill has served as the Principal Inspector of Manchester City schools, and also the Head of the Improvement Service for Manchester Schools. Besides, he has also been a judge and Fellow of Teaching Awards, as well as a Javelin Coach. Author Bill was a program consultant for a period of 4 years. He was even on the list of panelists on a television show called Which Way. This show was being aired on the ITV. As of today, author Bill resides in Greater Manchester. He started his writing career in 2009 with the release of his debut book titled The Cleansing. So far, he has written 11 crime thriller novels in his career. He has even written a crossover book young adults, teens, and adults. Bill has also written a short stories anthology and a novella. Author Bill’s first book was nominated for a Long Barn Debut Book Award. It won the Publishing Consortium Writers prize. The fourth book of Bill’s career went on to reach the semi final of the Amazon Breakthrough Book Award in 2009. All the novels written by author Bill form a thriller series that features DCI Tom Caton in the lead role. He is supported by his team in dealing with the criminal cases and the criminals. All his novels are partly crime thrillers and partly police procedural.

Author Bill’s books can also be read as standalone novels because each of them follows a separate storyline, independent of the previous or succeeding books’ plots. The only common factor in all of Bill’s novels is Tom Caton. Author Bill was born in London, United Kingdom. As many as four generations of his family are involved with the Metropolitan Police. Bill’s grandfather was the head and founding member of Flying Squad. He had moved to the North some 40 years ago and fell for the love of the people of Manchester, its countryside, and the city itself. Author Bill always makes attempts to capture the exuberance, history, and the spirit of the region in and around his hometown in his books. Bill always gives references about some dark underbellies of the Manchester city. Bill is often involved with the Education Department of the City Council of Manchester. Some of his works in engaging in a wide range of issues include setting up of the Police School Liason Officers’ first system in UK. Bill has even taken initiatives in relation to Knife Crime, Drug Crime, Gang Crime, and Racial Harassment. Along with writing novels, Bill likes to read voraciously. His interests in reading include a range of genres. However, his favorite genre is thriller/crime. Author Bill gains inspiration from the prominent works of well known authors such as Ian Rankin, Donna Leon, George Pelecanos, Andrea Camilleri, Michael Connelly, James Elroy, Val McDermid, Ed McBain, P.D. James, Kathy Reichs, Jeffrey Deaver, Henning Mankell, Peter Robinson, Gerald Seymour, Dennis Lehane, Harlan Coban, Tess Gerritsen, ELmore Leonard, Stieg Larsson, Lee Child, John Le Carre, etc.

The DCI Tom Caton series written by Bill Rogers is comprised of 11 books in total, which were released between the years 2009 and 2011. An initial book of the series is entitled ‘A Fatal Intervention’. This book was released by the Caton Books publication in the year 2010. Author Bill has described the primary characters in this book as Rob Thorton, Tom Caton, and Angelita Covas. At the start of the book’s story, it is shown that Ron Thorton is an upcoming and a popular barrister in Manchester. He is quite famous for prosecuting wife beaters and rapists. One fine day, something comes up in his life and it turns out to be the last thing that Rob Thorton expects to happen. He receives a knock on his door early in the morning and opens to see an arrest warrant for himself. Rob gets accused in a rape case. However, within a few days of laying the charge of Rob, the victim named Angelita Covas retracts the accusation and mysteriously disappears. Ron Thornton feels haunted by the disappearance of Angelita as he wants to hear from her the reason behind putting the false accusation on him. Therefore, he sets himself on the mission of finding Angelita Covas and clearing his name once and for all. The trail takes Rob to London, where he receives threats at the knife point. He also receives warnings in Belgravia and then gets abducted and threatened again. However, the worse seems yet to come in Rob’s life. He receives rhyming text messages in a series, each one of which tells him that someone connected to him is about to get killed. It appears that Rob hides a sinister secret, the answer to which lies in the subterranean tunnels located deep beneath the Manchester City. In the end, Rob Thornton and Angelita face each other and the truth gets revealed. However, Rob stands in a situation from which he cannot prove his innocence without the death of one of them. Now, the choice lies in Rob Thornton’s hand as he must decide whether he is ready to give up his life in order to clear his name and save the life of a woman.

Another thrilling novel of the series is called ‘A Trace of Blood’. The Caton Books released this book too in 2011. The important characters mentioned by author Bill in this novel include Miriam, Naimh Caton, Tom Caton, etc. At the beginning of the story, it is depicted that Manchester experiences the season of Fall. Naimh Caton’s aunt Miriam dies in a hit and run accident, after which Naimh Caton buries her. However, she seems very sad at the loss of her aunt because she gets left alone. Naimh Caton decides to complete the Family Tree. Later, across 3 thousand miles in Big Pond, Detective Chief Inspector Caton becomes surprised after knowing that Naimh is his cousin. He too get drawn into Naimh’s obsession of tracing their ancestors and any of their living relatives. But, every new member of the family that the two find in the city as well as in Kerry, Ireland, gets murdered cruelly. This forces the cousins, Tom and Naimh, to track down the murderer before they themselves become the final victims of the brutal killer. They cannot let an outsider finish their family line. Therefore, they must find and stop the killer from killing anymore members of the family at any cost.

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