Roger Smith


Roger Smith worked for the cinema industry as a scenarist, producer and director before becoming a writer. Born in Johannesburg, he now shares his time between Cape Town and Thailand. His first two novels Mixed Blood et Wake Up Dead received critical acclaim. And his last novel, Dust Devils, is to be soon published by Calmann Lévy.

Autobiograpy for Quais du Polar

“My name is Roger Smith. I write detective novels set in South Africa, one of the world’s most violent and lawless country.”

Crime favourites

Film: Touch of Evil, directed by Orson Welles

Book: The Killer Is Dying, by James Sallis

Author: Jim Thompson