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JULY 2015


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-MATCH


"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

Sunday 24th March and has been invited to the Quais du Polar

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 - Die Welt


"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.”


"Gut-wrenching." Cyberdark


"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 -- New Voice.


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)