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Dealer principal has her third novel published

Time 7:58 am, May 22, 2013

210513mitA MITSUBISHI dealership director who combines her day job with a passion for writing has just had her third novel published.

Gillian Hamer has a busy full-time job running Red Rose Mitsubishi in Birmingham but she still finds time around work to sit down and write.

Her latest book, Complicit, will be available via Amazon in paperback and e-book from June 1.


Complicit tells the story of a modern day murder mystery running parallel with a 2,000-year-old story about the Roman invasion of Anglesey.

Hamer, who has been writing for the last 12 years, has completed a creative writing course and an Open University forensic science course so that she could learn more about the topics she covers.

She said: ‘I don’t have a lot of time to write and find I work better to a deadline. If I have a date to reach, I will work every spare hour – from 6am in the morning before work to midnight at night. And if I’m up in Anglesey I’ll write most of Sunday too.’

All three of Gillian’s books are in the crime and thriller genre – with a touch of something different, such as a paranormal or historical element.


She said: ‘There’s not really an overlap between my ‘real job’ and my writing. I rarely dedicate any of my time at the dealership to writing – other than email correspondence occasionally.

‘I have tried to include Mitsubishi in a couple of novels. We’ve had a murderer in a black Shogun with privacy glass and in Complicit we have a high-speed car chase with the police relying on a Mitsubishi Evolution! So, I hope I get a little credit from Lance and the guys at the Colt Car Company for doing my corporate bit too!’

James Batchelor's avatar

James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer. In October 2021 he became Car Dealer's associate editor.

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