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Confessions of a Police Constable (The Confessions Series) [Kindle Edition]

Matt Delito
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (172 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Thieving ninjas, racist fast-food patrons, road traffic accidents, mischievous shoplifters, sudden deaths, car chases, and domestic violence – it’s all in a day’s work for London-based PC Matt Delito.

Working at the front-line on the streets of London can be thrilling, frightening, rewarding, infuriating, and sometimes plain hilarious.

In this eye-opening account of on-the-beat policing, Delito narrates some of his most interesting cases – from working undercover in a city club to being ambushed in the London riots – as well as taking us through the gadgets, procedures, and lingo that go with life at the other end of a 999 call.

From the team that brought you the bestselling CONFESSIONS OF A GP and CONFESSIONS OF A MALE NURSE comes CONFESSIONS OF A POLICE CONSTABLE: a book that will shine a light on the gripping, touching and shocking realities of life as a city police constable.

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'A criminally addictive account of life on the Force.' The Londonist

About the Author

Matt Delito is a Police Constable. That is about as much as we can reveal about him.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 727 KB
  • Print Length: 296 pages
  • Publisher: The Friday Project (25 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A628TU0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (172 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,266 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smashing 24 April 2013
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If you are a fan of Matt's blogs on Gizmodo then you'll be a fan of his book. Some of his stories are repeated but they have been rewritten and are just as smashing the second time round. If you are looking for an insightful humorous book about the police force then this is well worth reading.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book. 2 May 2013
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I have read many books from the police sector and have to say I found this one the most gripping. His stories were very well told and the underlying love he has for his job and fellow officers is very clear. It was nice to read a book that didn't delight in rubbing your nose in the grime of crime. I laughed out loud many times and found it so touching in the next chapter.

I also liked the fact that the book wasn't used as a preaching platform to bemoan the politics and policies that have made the service a paperwork producing nightmare. His wry and witty comments get the message across in a subtle manner.

His patience with some of the criminals in these stories is astonishing, and I am sure if I were in his shoes I know I wouldn't be as tolerant. The level of abuse they have to take at times is staggering.

I enjoyed many parts of this book and read some chapters over again after finishing them!

I would read any other books that he wrote as his writing really suited the theme of the book and if I wasn't already happy in my job with the NHS then I might think of a career change!! Well apart from the fact that I might end up in a spot of bother for my treatment of some of the shady characters in this book!

A follow up book would be great!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting read. 11 May 2013
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I've been following Matt Delito's blogs for a while before this book came out, and I've long enjoyed his accounts of day to day policing.

This book does recycle a notable amount of material from these blogs (at least a couple of the stories were instantly recognisable), but otherwise this book simply brings more of what I already liked about Matt Delito's work.

Because of the 'recycling' I can't give it a full 5 stars, but if you're thinking of buying this book, please don't let that put you off. This is well worth a read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 13 May 2013
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A proper insight to being on the job. None of the Hollywood crap - this is about real life, the good, the bad, the ugly, the funny and the damn right sad.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book 13 May 2013
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Read most of these stories on Gizmodo UK and they are very good. Interesting to read the kind of incidents that police officers face on a regular basis. Not the kind of thing I usually read but was impressed enough to buy this book after reading most if it's contents already.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant read 3 May 2013
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An absolutely brilliant read, if you've been a fan of Delito's blogs over at Gizmodo you'll love this book. A perfect mix of both old and new stories with more detail than ever, wholeheartedly recommended!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read 10 May 2013
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This was a really great read with a good combination of action humour and reality. I have read this authors articles on which the book is based as well. Nice to pick up for a bit of a perk up.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting 30 May 2013
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I followed Matt Delito on Gizmodo UK. This is very similar to what appeared there. It gives an intelligent insight into the day to day working life of a policeman; dealing with all levels of society; the procedures they use, and why; an extensive working knowledge of the law and applying the law. The stories vary from heartbreakingly tragic to the comic. His patience and respect for his fellow citizens is far greater then mine.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars the funny times, the sad times and the frankly terrifying ...
This book is a very interesting read. My Dad was in the Met for years but he never really talks about it, now I understand why! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Anz
5.0 out of 5 stars A great insight into policing.
What a tough job. I couldn't do it. Utmost respect for all our police (psco's and special's included)
You are all fantastic..
Published 2 months ago by Jacki W
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book. Would recommend
Published 2 months ago by Juiceee
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
not exactly james herriot......
Published 2 months ago by chefralston
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
Well written, has hilarious moments and also sad especially in the way our society is today. Thank goodness for our police force.
Published 2 months ago by Marlene Melling
1.0 out of 5 stars Dull colourless totally uninspiring
Dull colourless totally uninspiring
Published 3 months ago by Duncan and Georgina Harvey
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant...
Of all the confessions of series this one of my favourites, it gives the reader an idea of how it really is to be in the job. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Ms L E Dawson
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read
Would read again, really interesting, entertaining, full of information, better understanding and huge appreciation for what these great people do to keep us safe. Read more
Published 3 months ago by MRS RACHEL WILLIAMS
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good book
Published 4 months ago by S. JACKSON
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I love the "confession" collection. This is my 3rd book. Great to see views from the other side
Published 4 months ago by Emzy
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