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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
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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

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  • 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
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #36,803 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars could not put it down 17 Oct 2013
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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious 2 Feb 2014
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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars May the force be with him 15 May 2014
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This author is completely off the wall --- totally brilliant. I read his first book 'Shakespeare My Butt' and couldn't put it down. I have never laughed so much. Even my 92 yrs old mother loves his books. Proof that they transcend all ages. And the fact that he is a serving police officer tells me there's hope for the force yet.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cracking read 29 Jun 2014
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Sadly and embarrassingly for me, this is the first book I've read since leaving school........18yrs ago!!!!
I will say though, what a great one to start my new reading fest off with. Very funny and detailed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 19 Jun 2014
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Brilliantly funny a book to make you laugh and cry at the same time well worth a read hope you enjoy
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Emma 9 Mar 2014
By Emma
Just like the first book you can't put it down, from one chapter to the next It just hooks you and you can't stop reading.
By far the best true to life book about police officers I have ever read, it's got that special magic of the personal touch to see how a police officer actually feels after their shift and what they really have to put up with on a day to day basis.
Can't wait for the new book to arrive
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another fab read 31 Aug 2013
By tsal
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This book was read by me in less than 24 hours couldn't and didn't want to put it down. Eagerly awaiting next book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab summer read!! 24 Aug 2013
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Sandford sounds very much like Scarborough!! Kept me amused and engrossed from start to finish so enabled hubby to watch cricket in peace.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars That's the Talent of John Donoghue he sucks you in and makes you feel...
Slightly Ashamed to say this but I've just finished reading this for the 8th time! I still laughed my arse off. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Colleen Rattray
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Another excellent book from John Donoghue. Describes the humour, reasoning and mindset of UK Police brilliantly. Never read anything quite like his books... Read more
Published 6 days ago by Stewart Ramsay
4.0 out of 5 stars Really good book
Great book, deffo worth a read! You can really relate to the things he describes and the funny stories.
I'll be buying the first boohttps:[...] as well.
Published 9 days ago by Adam Sorg-Malyon
5.0 out of 5 stars Johns book
This is the second book I have read of John's and again in R and E with sore ribs. I cried laughing, even down to the last line with the rabbit. Read more
Published 19 days ago by jackie
5.0 out of 5 stars John Donoghue
Johns sense of humour really comes through in his writing, as you read you feel you get to know him. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Border lass
5.0 out of 5 stars My new favourite book
Yet another brilliantly well written, laugh out loud book from John Donoghue. He grabs you on page one and keeps a tight grip until the very last sentence at which i did chuckle... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Marie Clark
5.0 out of 5 stars Laugh out loud funny
Another fantastic and hilariously funny insight into policing. Yet again I could not put it down. A must read, you will not be disappointed! I can't wait for book no 3!!
Published 1 month ago by Laura Turton
5.0 out of 5 stars Yet another amazing and hilarious book !!
The title says it all ... amazing and hilarious all the way through just like the other one !! Found myself yet again unable to put it down even when I was supposed to be doing... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Samara
5.0 out of 5 stars An insightful, but at times hilarious, look into a true police...
I was a little unsure when the book began, but within pages the whimsy began. You find out just how dangerous a career officers' have, while intertwined with their insightful... Read more
Published 2 months ago by H
5.0 out of 5 stars read it in a night
Excellent well done. only slight problem but this is a problem with all books like this to short. Highly recommended every one should read it grate
Published 2 months ago by rob
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