Ever wondered what really happens behind the scenes in the police?
After successful careers in both the military and business, John Donoghue realised that the higher you get in any organisation, the less fun you have. So, after handing back his expense account and company car, he joined the police in search of excitement and thrills... and discovered some surprising answers to these puzzling questions.
PC John Donoghue reveals all in his fascinating and hilarious true account of a year in the life of a front line response officer. Names and places have been changed to protect the guilty... but if you call the police, maybe, just maybe, it could be Police Constable John Donoghue turning up at your door. This book will appeal to anyone interested in crime and police, as well as fans of autobiographies and humour.
Something for the weekend
This book will have you laughing, cringing and downloading the cover of Bridge over Troubled Water, in the early hours, just to see if, by hiding Paul Simons face really does make Art Garfunkel look like he has a Cossack style moustache....And, I can confirm, it does....
From beginning to end the authors tales are a journey of enlightenment into the real side of the Police and the bizarre things that criminals get up to. From the strange 999 calls to the genuinely miss interpreted public accounts of criminal activity (Kids? Throwing snowballs? Leaving the X Box unsupervised?)
The fictional town of Sandford could easily be your own neighbourhood...
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a lighthearted read that keeps you entertained and occasionally laughing out loud....
A book that seems to try too hard to be funny by using old police stories and dressing them up in more modern clothing. Grammar and language could be much better and would be if a half decent editor was given this. There are however glimpses of a good overall story that are often let down by the overuse of the same words.
Arrorgant and poorly written
After "Wasting Police Time" which I thought was excellent I found this book to be a little disagreeable really. The author comes across as a bit of a know it all and I cannot say I found it funny the way that everyone, bar the author was put down or degraded in some way. Maybe some of the stories were intersting but not my cup of tea and paints the Police in a bad light really almost on the cusp of being bigoted.