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The first freebie is this Quick-Read short story, which features Meg Dalton years ago, before she was a detective, when she went travelling after university.


Not put off by her bad ankle, Meg decides to do a trek in a remote part of the Himalayas, and ends up sharing a guide with a young man who she doesn't like very much. 

You'll have to read on to find out what happens! 

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My first book, THE DEVIL'S DICE, published by HQ (HarperCollins), was shortlisted for the Debut Dagger and was The Times crime book of the month. 

The second book, DEAD MAN'S DAUGHTER

came out in April 2019 and was also one of the top picks in The Times. 

The third book, CUT TO THE BONE, is out in June 2020 and is available for pre-order now.

THE DEVIL'S DICE was Shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Assocation's Debut Dagger Award

'The Devil’s Dice is a terrific debut by Roz Watkins; it teems with shivery atmosphere and introduces a cop quietly different from most of the women detectives in British crime fiction today.' - The Times 


'A fascinating debut... Watkins brilliantly balances superstition and scepticism in this clever first novel.' - The Sunday Times 

The setting is dramatic, the characters are convincing and the motive for murder, when eventually uncovered, is interesting... A smart, enjoyable debut.' - The Literary Review.


'An impressive debut... A touch of Agatha Christie, a dash of Ann Cleeves’s Vera and a suitably moody setting in the Peaks, where it always seems to be raining, bring a formidable newcomer to British crime writing.' - The Daily Mail.

THE DEVIL'S DICE has been optioned for televison by ITV Studios.