Another crime novel . . .
I recently mentioned here that Geri Hosier, a 1971/2 student who spent years on Fleet Street, had published her first crime novel., 'Hacked'. And now there's news of another former Richmond student who has launched a career in crime-writing.
Richard Cox, who was at college in the 1970s, started his career on the Derby Evening Telegraph. His new book, 'First Dead Body', tells of corruption and violence during the construction of Derby's inner ring road as two journalists and a DJ get heavily involved in investigations that start to get too big for them to handle. 'It's all fiction, of course!' he emphasises.
Richard writes under the name Tony Cox. He says the characters in 'First Dead Body' are amalgams of the people he met or worked with when he was a young reporter. 'This was an age of telephones, buses and notebooks,' he says, 'a decade before mobile phones, emails and the internet.'
Both 'Hacked' and 'First Dead Body' are available on Amazon.
If you're a former Richmond student, see the 'They went to Richmond' page at the end of this website - and do let me know if you're not on it. The list is incomplete and patchy (remember I left the college in1990!) but it's interesting nonetheless . . . and I update it when I can. firstname.lastname@example.org