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Name Richard McDowall
Born May 11
Nationality English
Genres Thriller, mystery
Subjects RJ & Sandringham

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Richard McDowall was born in Manchester, England in 1969, the eldest of two children. He left school at sixteen to pursue a career in software engineering, his passion from an early age. In 2013, Richard wrote his first RJ & Sandringham novel, Appointment with the Samurai. The story of how Richard was grabbed by the writing bug is not a normal one.

After pondering what to get his mother for Christmas, Richard decided to let his imagination run wild and write her a story. And so in 2011, he settled down to write Appointment with the Samurai, the first of the RJ & Sandringham thrillers, published in October 2013. And so his love of writing was born. His second book, 1939, continued the series, with The Hunt for Sandringham following a year later. Murder in Java is the latest book in the series. Richard is really excited to be working on the next RJ & Sandringham novel, which will be available in 2017.

Richard's lives in England. Apart from his family, his passions are researching and writing the RJ & Sandringham novels and creating software. His hobbies include golf, keeping fit and listening to music.