Sacrifices is out in French as “Pièges et sacrifices”
and German as “Leichtes Opfer.” It is on the
KrimiZeit 10 Best list and is the Swiss Sonntagszeitung’s
Crime Novel of the Month
15 MARCH 2014
Capture is out in France as “Le Piège de Vernon.”
"An explosive, diabolical thriller." PARIS-
"Plunges us into a sea of suffering and brutality.
Terrifying." LE FIGARO
"Venemous and haunting." LIBERATION
"A wild ride. Fasten your seatbelts." MARIANNE
5 SEPTEMBER 2013
The movie rights to Mixed Blood have been optioned by L.A. production company Midnight Watch with Roger Smith adapting his novel for the screen.
10 JULY 2013
Vile Blood (written as Max Wilde) has been published by Heyne
Hardcore, Germany, as Schwarzes Blut (translation by Kristof Kurz)
"Tough and ruthless. A book to devour." WDR2 (German national radio)
"Horror at its finest." Zauberspiegel
"An absolutely fascinating horror." Berliner Kurier
"A compelling horror novel that leaves one looking forward to the sequel." Literra Magazine
10 APRIL 2013
Capture has been nominated for a 2013 Spinetingler Magazine
Best Novel Award (Rising Star/ Legend category) and has won the
2013 Golden Post Award for excellence in crime fiction
5 APRIL 2013
Dust Devils, released in France as "Le Sable était brûlant", was selected as one of Lire Magazine’s 10 Best Crime Novels of 2013.
"A painting in blood." Lire
"A brutally honest book. " Marianne Magazine
"Brilliantly portrays action and excels in dialogue and
incisive metaphors." Les Echos
21 MARCH 2013
Roger Smith will be in France for the release of the French
translation of Dust Devils "Le Sable était brûlant".
He will be signing at the Paris Book Fair on the afternoon of
international crime writing festival in Lyon from
29 March to 01 April.
4 NOVEMBER 2012
The German translation of Capture, "Stiller Tod", was
released during Roger Smith's seven city tour to Austria
and Germany in October .
"A brutal, bloody portrait of a broken society." Elmar Krekelar -
"A tough, captivating thriller. Not for the fainthearted." DRS3 (Swiss Radio)
"Murder, drugs, blood and horror are described in a narrative style
reminiscent of Joseph Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness'." Göttinger Tageblatt
2 MAY 2012
Wake Up Dead is out in France as "Blondie et la Mort."
"The writing is hypnotic." Telerama
"Superb. A shocking piece of modern noir." Les Echos
"A fascinating ballet of death and violence. What an experience!"
LA Presse, Canada
1 APRIL 2012
Dust Devils is out in Spain as “Diablos de Polvo.”
"South Africa’s broken dream." Diario Abierto
"A journey to hell." PulpParty
31 MARCH 2012
Dust Devils has been nominated for a Spinetingler Award:
Best Novel -
28 JANUARY 2012
Dust Devils has had a very good year, making the 10 Best lists of The Barnes & Noble Book Club, Grift Magazine, Detectives Beyond Borders, The Drowning Machine, African Book Club and CrimeFictionLover (the book of the year), was a Der Spiegel magazine thriller of the month in June 2011 and was named top crime novel of July 2011 by the KrimiZeit 10 Best List, selected by 17 German, Swiss & Austrian crime fiction critics.
15 JANUARY 2012
Mixed Blood is to be translated into Mandarin. Already out in German, French, Italian and Japanese.
"Violent and brilliant! It's Crime and Punishment in South Africa."
Le Monde (France)
"A frightening thriller. Machiavellian until the very last line."
Le Figaro (France)
"This dark thriller bites like a pit bull." Kölnische Rundschau (Germany)
"A thriller that is both brutal and subtle." Sonntagszeitung (Switzerland) Crime Novel of the Month
"An excellent, violent crime thriller with real depth." Der Standard (Austria)