Friday, June 26, 2015

Roger Rapel ~ an interview and his novel ~ Cindy, Where Are You?

Roger Rapel


Born in the late 40’s only a few years after the second world finished with all the hardships of rationing, cold houses windows running with condensation with frost forming on the inside as well as the outside, living in one room for heat. Growing up in the 50’s with little or none of the modern comforts of today’s modern world, my brother and sister were happy, well as happy as you could be. 
I worked in various organizations including PO as a steward on cruise liners (I must write about that) then on the buildings picking bits of skills here and there and became a jack of all trades certainly master of none. 
Then joined the police stayed for 30 years as a detective Sergeant dealing with all manner of criminal cases including child abuse, rape cases and murder. Then on retirement I was head hunted for a position as senior security advisor for a large UK company stayed with them for 12 years then retired again, now living in sunny Spain writing books.

Q: How would you describe yourself as a color? Think personality here. Are you a light and airy pastel person, or more of a deep, dark, sultry and mysterious color?
A: Blue, I love the skies blue nd the golden colour of the sun

Q: Are you a morning person, or a midnight candle burner?
A: Definitely a morning person but that depends who I’m with at night????

Q: Tell me one thing about each of the four seasons you like. It can be anything.
A:        Winter = Tucking up in bed with the window open feeling the cold on my face but warm under the duvet. Plus love a log fire
            Spring            = New growth of flowers
            Summer =sun and the heat
            Fall =The end of another year with golden leaves being blown to the sky

Q: Tell me something you would like your readers (fans) to know about you.
A: 6’ 1” eyes of blue ha ha. Was a Detective Sgt in the UK police for 30 years investigating serious crimes including rapes, murder’s child abuse and many others serious crimes.

Q: If you could morph into any creature what would it be?
 A: An Eagle
            If you don’t mind me asking, why?   
A: Flying high, swooping and soaring free.


Q: When did you start writing and why?
A: My time in the police I was always compiling investigative reports for court and for decisions on the evidence collected. These reports were sometimes like a book depending on the severity of the offences and the number of offenders and victims. The continuity and depth of evidence compiled had to be factual and consistent.
When I left the police I started to think of writing a book and tried on a few occasions to put pen to paper, but failed then wrote ‘Cindy where are you?’ Then tried to get published and got rejected or no reply, and got very disheartened then found Ravenswood and Kitty Honeycutt offered me a contract, thanks Kitty.

Q: Where do you get your ideas?
A: Good question my first book “Cindy” from an investigation I completed, but had to be fictionalized for obvious reasons. The follow up ‘Abducted’ the same.
Then others; from rubbing shoulders with people then all of a sudden the thoughts just come thick and fast and off I go, not all the time, but some of the time.

Q: How did you come to write your genera of choice?
A: Because of my background

Q: What do you think is the hardest part of writing a book?
A: Trying to keep the readers interest

Q: Describe your favorite heroine?
A:Hystorically probably Joan of Arc, lately Prime minister Margaret Thatcher, and now Kitty Honeycutt.


Q: What are you working on now? Would you like to share anything about it?
A: ‘Missing’ another police detective investigation that was originally going to involve the central character D/Sgt Jim Broadbent in his endeavors to find Michelle a missing 18year old. Would he find her dead or alive? But it is twisting again to involve MI5 and potentially others. It’s doing a bit of twisting and turning at the moment.

Q: Do you have a new book coming out soon? Tell us about it.

A: Two books out on 10th July or thereabouts:

‘Gift or curse’ as mentioned I really enjoyed this. It takes the reader all over the place with twists turns, romance and sex, coupled with double dealings.

‘Seat 3f’ Man meets woman on a plane, offers her his seat, which is a window. Seat 3f. They talk, have a romance then it turns psychological - is she in his head or really there, he becomes haunted by the scent of her perfume.  Is she there or in his imagination? Is he going mad, or is she real. A short story but with impact.

Q: How can we find you? Do you have a web page, FaceBook page or any buy links?

Currently Available at:
Barnes &
Book Depository
Google Play
And everywhere books are sold, Worldwide

A: Two Facebook pages ~ Pen name Roger Rapel true name David Parle
Barns and Noble
Book smash
Create Space

Q: Are you currently participating in a blog tour? If you are let’s tell everyone where you’re going to be so they can catch up with you again.
A: No, not at moment.

Cindy, Where Are You?

Jim's marriage was nearly on the rocks because of his long hours working as a Detective Sergeant including his afterhours drinking. He was on the verge of having a fling with Jackie a young vivacious detective who had shown more than a professional interest in him.

The investigation into Cindy's disappearance would test Jim's skills as a detective. He looked through the papers on his desk. He sat staring at Cindy’s photograph then said out loud ‘Cindy where are you?’

His world would be turned upside down by the revelations he uncovered which reached into the government corridors of power. Then his bosses were told to back off the investigation by the secret services. But they didn’t, what was uncovered made even the most hardened officers cringe with disgust as more depraved sexual acts were uncovered……….

Well, Roger, I’d like to have you back again. I’d like to hear about your impending releases, “Gift or Curse” and “Seat 3F.” 

I’d like that!

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1 comment:

  1. Enjoyed Cindy, Where are you? Believe Mr. Rapel may likely become the next bestselling author in the detective genre. I would highly recommend his books.


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