Roll With It is Nick’s first adult crime novel, mixing humour and action into a comedic crime farce that finally takes the piss out of Underbelly and other gangsters as celeb fiction and non-fiction.
Written with input from actual Victorian police, and using his own background as a newspaper police rounds reporter, the novel has a certain authenticity to it, as well as going for the jokes. Police who have read drafts say it is the most convincing portrayal of actual cop humour that they’ve read.
Nick started the book 20 years ago, not long after leaving crime reporting, but took more than a decade of writing practice across other novel drafts, short film scripts, short stories, poetry, journalistic features, TV scripts, and other writing, as well as four published kids books, before he felt ready to reapproach Roll With It and finish the novel.
Here it is. At last.
(Originally published by Hardie Grant. March 2013)