Russell Robertson

A day without working on his novels is very rare for Russell who finds his greatest joy in creating characters and unfolding stories. He needs to fulfill his ambitions. Dreaming of being an author as early as his formative years in school, his fate took him via a long and interesting road to the present where he can now commit all his energies to writing crime fiction.

Russell moved to Australia over 40 years ago and has called Brisbane home all that time. Brisbane is the best place in the World to live. It is booming, there is an energy and dynamics that can be felt in the arts and culture.

Finding a character and a suitable name was at the top of Russell's priorities some two years ago when he finally made the decision and commitment to start his first crime novel. Within a few weeks he had decided on the character, his location and a planned series of books involving the character.

Harry Cram, Investigative Journalist was born.

His love of Edinburgh made the decision easy as to where his character would be based. He spent his first 20 years living there and regular visits to the old country has amassed oodles of local information for his character and stories.

He is also assisted and advised by a very experienced Scottish detective in the more technical aspects of policing in and around Edinburgh.

Authenticity is important to Russell in his novels and you will find that all the locations, businesses and premises are actual places that can be visited.

For those who love facts


Name: Russell Robertson
Born: 2 November 
Place: Edinburgh
Marital Status: Married (45 years) 
Hair: Brown 
Eyes: Brown
Complexion: Fair
Statistics: 5’ 10” - 200lb
Demeanour: Lateral thinker & cool
Nickname: Rusty


Golf, Soccer, Rugby,

Travel,Hiking, Research, Walking,

Gardening, Sixties music

Wine (red), Mens Shed, Crosswords.






Favourite movie:
One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest

Favourite book:
Killing Fairfax

Favourite group:
The Beatles

Person most like to meet:
Paul McCartney

Person admire most:
President Obama

Favourite food:
Steak and chips

Favourite song:
Where do yo go to my lovely - Peter Sarstedt


Favourite Quotes

That was just an awareness test and you have passed with flying colours

You can take someone out Scotland but you cant take Scotland out of someone

It takes more than one apple to make an orchard

Old age doesn't come on its own

Underneath this harsh exterior beats a marshmallow heart

Its not the cough that carries you off, its the coffin they carry you off in