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Police, Lies and Alibis: The True Story of a Front Line Officer
 
 

Police, Lies and Alibis: The True Story of a Front Line Officer [Kindle Edition]

John Donoghue
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (127 customer reviews)

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"This latest edition proves to be a fantastic read" -- Ambulance Today

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Discover what REALLY happens in the police.
Is the discovery of a headless corpse the work of a serial killer?
When do police & paramedics fall out?
Who killed Yoda?
What is a Death Fart?
Why do some criminals think they are ‘worth it’?
Who invented the Crying Machine?
How do you beat the burglar?
Why do the police have to pay particular attention to boobs?

Come on patrol with PC Donoghue and get the answers to all these questions and more.

Police, Lies & Alibis is the fascinating and hilarious account of a year in the life of a front line police response officer, and the only humorous police book written by a serving officer who is not hiding his identity. It is the follow-up book to Police, Crime & 999, a book which still remains hugely popular today, with over 250 5-star Amazon reviews, and which garnered positive feedback from a number of national publications:

‘Everything is included in this warts-and-all account. Very funny’
The Sun
‘A treasure trove of a book – a wonderfully informative and addictive read, full of belly laughs’
The Non-Fiction Book Club

WARNING: Contains Humour & Traces of Nuts

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 792 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Matador (19 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00E4QVNLG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (127 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #19,437 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

John Donoghue never set out to be to be a writer ... he wanted to be a sailor ...and a soldier ...and a policeman.

When he left school, he ran away to sea ...or more accurately, caught the train and joined the Royal Navy. After six years on the high seas, he transferred to the Army, serving Queen and Country throughout the Cold War.

However, when it began to thaw, he took this as my cue to move on. Leaving the army as a Captain, he joined an international security organisation, although it was more budgets and spread-sheets than James Bond and Pussy Galore.

Bored, and in search of more fun and excitement, he handed back his company car, expense account and keys to the executive toilets and joined the police force where he is currently a serving police officer.


He has written three books.

'Police, Crime & 999' covers a year in his life as a front line response officer.

'Police, Lies & Alibis' is the follow up, following the further adventures of 'E' shift.

"We are the cops who respond initially to the 999 (911) calls with the blue lights flashing and sirens blaring. It's your all access view behind the scenes of what REALLY happens in the police."

Both police books have won the coveted People's Book Awards - voted for by members of the public.

Genre: Humour, True crime, Autobiography

'Shakespeare My Butt!' is the tale of his military service on land and sea, how he played Moses to the dog world with 'The Ten Commandments of Dog' and finally, his odyssey around the bizarre named places in Britain - towns and villages with names such as 'No Place', 'Pity Me', 'Wetwang' and 'Twatt'.

Genre: Humour, Military, Travel, Autobiography (NOTE: make sure you get the updated version with Che Sweep on the cover)

It was infamously described in a review as 'Bill Bryson on magic mushrooms'.

John is on twitter @JohnDonoghue64


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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars could not put it down 17 Oct 2013
Format:Paperback
A very well written book,i felt i was part of the action.side splitting moments in every chapter.i really do hope John will write a further novel. Highly recomended..
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious 2 Feb 2014
Format:Paperback
Absolutely hilarious! Being a retired officer I could place myself in many of the stories.
Loved it. Well worth a read even for non-Police. It will give you an idea of life in the Police. A job like no other!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A superb read 14 Feb 2014
By Anni
Format:Paperback
In his book Police, Lies & Alibis John Donoghue depicts the everyday working life of a policeman. He tells the story in a way that made me smile and even laugh out loud. However, his use of humour does not detract from the stressful nature of the job nor the vulnerability of some of the people the police deal with on a daily basis. It was a joy to read. Once started I knew that it was a book I would need to read through to the last words - words that left me with a smile upon my face.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By louise
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Another brilliant read from one of my new favourite authors!
After reading Police,Crime & 999 I couldn't wait to get started on Police,Lies & Alibis and I was not disappointed. Over the last couple of weeks PC Donoghue has kept both me and most of my work colleagues in fits of laughter as I read out what the residents of Sandford have been getting up to during my lunch breaks!
Although this book has a slightly more serious tone than Police,Crime & 999 there are still lots of laugh out loud moments and if you work with the general public,you will definitely be reading bits out to your colleagues.
I would most definitely recommend everyone to read both of John Donoghue's books about life on the force.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Life in the police 28 Dec 2013
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have to say that as I work closely with police I found this very true!! Exceptionally funny, didn't want to get to the end!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome read 26 Dec 2013
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Great book just as good as the first book, full of ups, downs and lots of giggles. Highly recommend. Love how it ends at Christmas time #saviour :)
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars funny! 21 Dec 2013
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this book will make you laugh, snort, roll your eyes and shake your head. john donoghue is fast turning into one of my favourite authors. I would highly recommend this book
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Book! 4 Dec 2013
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A year in the life of a police response officer. Hard to believe he's not a full-time professional writer, it's that good! This is every bit as good as his last book "Police,Crime & 999" It's a real page-turner that you don't want to finish too soon. Buy it!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Police, Lies and Alibis by John Donoghue. This ...
Police, Lies and Alibis by John Donoghue. This is a must read. It's very well written with true, larger than life characters and is absolutely hilarious.I couldn't stop laughing. Read more
Published 28 days ago by Gillian mercer
4.0 out of 5 stars Warts and all story's
Excellent shows the highs and lows and the middle bit as well compelling read
Published 29 days ago by ian hamilton
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Hilarious!
In my experience there aren't many sequels that are as good as the first, but this was :D

John manages to mix humour with interesting information, how on earth he worked... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sam
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent read
Excellent read and very funny! A must for any police officer or civvy to read! Its like someone has taken my sections stories
Published 1 month ago by Sean
3.0 out of 5 stars It helps to pass the time...
Some interesting, amusing anecdotes, with plenty of stats for those who want evidence. Humour is generally of the adolescent masturbatory, willies, bums, tits, farts, poo and pee... Read more
Published 2 months ago by snowbird
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Very enjoyable read.
Published 2 months ago by James
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Couldn't put it down! Loved reading this book from start to finish and made me laugh out loud on so many occasions. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Poppy
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read
Wonderfully written. Full of humour and some scary statistics, I will be recommending this book to my friends and family.
Published 2 months ago by Mrs. Nicola Ferris
5.0 out of 5 stars Cop a load of ghos
Good read, funny stories from the boys and girls in blue. It really is a thin blue line between these and the scotes of society. Good work.
Published 2 months ago by Ginner
5.0 out of 5 stars If you read one 'police life' book, try this!
A truly funny, thought provoking and well written book from the viewpoint of an operational Police Officer. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Annemarie Larkin
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