Robert Dodds, a British writer with a passion for all things Spanish, has recently published his latest novel, The Art School Murders.
An Author of historic, crime and children’s novels, his latest book is based on the bizarre murder of a professor at an art school, whose body is discovered with 75 paint brushes inserted into his flesh. The crime is investigated by Detective Superintendent Dennis ‘the Menace’ Scott who, along with his team of officers (who are also investigating the murder of a local disc jockey), set about solving the macabre crime. The story is spun around twisted egos, thwarted ambitions and despicable desires.
Robert was born in England in 1955 and grew up in Yorkshire and Kent. He went to Oxford University to study English, and then became a teacher and lecturer. In 2012, after several years working in Mexico, the USA and Edinburgh, Robert decided to spend the winter months in Spain, renting a house at Lauro Golf, near Alhaurín El Grande. He now divides his time between Edinburgh and Malaga.
Robert writes for both adults and children and has been widely published and broadcast. His short stories have been anthologised on BBC Radio 4. He has also written short films, as well as working in stage production.
Previous novels include The Garden of Earthly Delights, set amid the grip of sweeping plagues and religious inquisitions; and Paradise Por Favor, an amusing look at the strained relationships of British expats and Spanish residents living on the Costa del Sol.
His latest offering is available from Amazon.