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  • Publisher: Caffeine Nights Publishing (7 Aug 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 1907565302
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907565304
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,704,290 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Our website is www.rcbridgestock.com
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4th January 2014


The D.I. Dylan series of books by RC Bridgestock (Husband and wife writing team, Bob and Carol Bridgestock) comes from a unique perspective of a collective real life experience of high level policing of 47 years. As a career detective Bob Bridgestock worked in the CID at every rank. For over half of his service he was a senior detective, retiring at the rank of Detective Superintendent of the West Yorkshire Police force.

As a Senior Investigative Officer (SIO) in charge of homicide cases he took command of some twenty-six murder investigations, twenty-three major incidents including shootings and attempted murders and over fifty suspicious deaths and numerous sexual assaults, some of which were extremely high profile in his last three years alone.

Bob brings this unique insight and experience from how real life cases are conducted into page turning gripping fiction, aided by his wife Carol, who has 17 years working within the force. Carol brings her understanding and the experience of a partner of a frontline detective to the D.I. Dylan series. This combination adds authenticity rarely seen in British crime fiction, coupled with warmth, humour and humanity.

The books offer an insight into the real world of British policing mixed with cunning plots and human relationships. This adds a dimension to police procedural fiction which is truly genuine in voice and substance.

Caffeine Nights Publishing is proud to be associated with this series of books which grip and touch the human heart as well as engage the mind.

The couple are consultant storyline/police procedure for Sally Waintwright on a 2014 police drama series for BBC 1 called Happy Valley and are also consultant storyline advisors/police procedural to Red Productions Ltd for ITV 1 Scott & Bailey series 4.




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Darren Laws
CEO & Owner
Caffeine Nights Publishing

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Speig on 25 Oct 2012
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This is a standard whodunnit book, but it is a fast moving page turner. The death of children is always a difficult subject but the author handles it with sensitivity and understanding. His focus on the procedural activities when the police are investigating a murder(s) is the best I have read and greatly adds to ones feeling of involvement from the inside. DI Dylan is is a believable character and if the standard plot line of a policeman's home life suffering is, nevertheless, well handled and we have to accept it is a reality. The story flows and the characters are well formed and lack cliches that can often spoil a novel. I look forward to reading his next book
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By thevanmann on 29 Aug 2014
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I bought this as it sounded like my type of book and,to be honest, it was cheap.
Good solid storylines and plenty of interesting characters. Whilst hardly ground-breaking it was still a good read and a promising start to what I believe to be a series, in fact, I have already bought the next two books.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By granny h on 15 Mar 2014
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very good read,only criticism is why put 'ave when the word should be have, once you notice it it appears all through the book and becomes very annoying but the story line is excellent.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By FLB TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 12 July 2009
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I wanted to love the book as someone who works in the same area, however I was disappointed as I thought the writing was so basic and lacked depth.

So much more could have been made of the story, that said, it was still an interesting read and I would read the next book to see how the writer develops.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Stevie B on 23 May 2013
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POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT

Written by a former policeman and his wife, a civilian police worker and featuring a policeman and his girlfriend...er...a civilian police worker.

The police procedural bit is probably very accurate, I wouldn't know, but it seems very painstaking and slow. Perhaps it might have been better just to write a factual account of a crime, rather than go for fiction.

Once the fictional elements come in, things are less impressive. The writing is over-descriptive and rather pedestrian and the whole story needed much better editing. Minor characters are always introduced with too much back story.

Character-wise, we're in cliché territory here. The bad tempered Detective Inspector who "didn't do apologies", snaps at one and all but still seems popular and his tediously perfect ladyfriend who always has food on the table and his shirts neatly ironed."The job" beginning to get in the way of their relationship which must be kept secret in case his enemies pick on her (though I believe many policeman have families)The inevitable conflict with the desk-bound Superintendent, though I'm not sure that the Police look kindly on their officers slamming a superior's head against the wall. Still, what do I know?

A serial killer, of course..bodies on windswept moors...dark secrets long buried...and of course the killer has to be someone we've seen quite a bit of.

It's not awful, but it really has all been done before....often.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 21 Jun 2009
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An excited little girl goes to show her grandmother her bridesmaids dress, she never returns and vanishes without a trace.
This opening story line introduces the exciting new talent of local author Bob and Carol Bridgestock, who has given readers a new hero in the form of Jack Dylan in Deadly Focus, a hero I readily got to know within just a few hours of being introduced this is one work of fiction I was unable to put down.
The story is seen through the eyes of senior investigating officer Jack Dylan as he hunts down a serial killer in the present but has to look to the past to get the answers he most desperately needs. During the course of the investigation Dylan's own personal principles are put to the test as he is attacked on the job.
With no obvious motive for the murders or attack on Dylan the need to solve the crime is more frustrating than ever.
Dylan has passion and a relentless need for justice, and outside of the office readers are introduced to the lovely Jen who is Dylan's life, however as the killer ups the ante, Dylan's health is affected and his relationship is under enormous strain.
This novel will delight followers of crime novels. The struggle between the fight for justice and leading a normal life has been cleverly portrayed by Bob and Carol, and as the story progresses the reader is swept along and feels as they are standing with Dylan helping to solve the murders. The author is obviously experienced in true life crime and this is to the benefit of the story, readers are not patronized and are allowed a rare insight to the mundane of police life which makes this story hit home even more. Dylan is a character who will stay with you and is someone who you want to get to know better. There is promise of a second and possibly a third outing with this new detective, I for one will read with uninterrupted pleasure.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By F. McLauchlan on 11 July 2013
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I bought this on Kindle, following a recommendation based on previous purchases. On paper, the computer was right; it seemed to be just my kind of book. And it was cheap! But I was disappointed. I found it ponderous and overly descriptive of some areas, but not of others. For example, I had no sense of place/location, except for a brief mention of Yorkshire and Dylan's "dull, northern accent". I thoroughly disliked Dylan's relationship with his civilian girlfriend. Far too much description of this - and do people, when alone together really call each other "love" every five minutes. I found the dialogue between the two cringey. The focus on the difficulties of being in the job and how it affects private lives has been done to death. I really didn't care about their home lives and what a good cook and ironer and housewife Jen is. The overall premise of the novel was quite good, but I guessed the perpetrator very early on, and his motivation, which somewhat spoilt it for me. One reviewer, who is a policeman, states that the representation of the procedural side is good, but I found the dialogue clunky and every now and then, in an attempt to be vernacular, we had the word "have" spelt as "'ave". Very irritating. I really wanted to like this book, and I believe it has lots of potential, but I struggled to get to the end.
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