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  • Publisher: Caffeine Nights Publishing (7 Aug. 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 1907565302
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907565304
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (131 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,608,895 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 2014 police drama series for BBC 1 Happy Valley and are also consultant storyline advisors/police procedural to Red Productions Ltd for ITV 1 Scott & Bailey & general police advice.

Bob and Carol are represented by David Headley, DHH Literary Agency, Cecil Court, London
http://dhhliteraryagency.com/page5.html




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13 of 14 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By WickedLittleImp on 20 July 2015
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I met the authors of this book at a book signing and found them to be likeable and interesting people and as I am a fan of crime stories I had to buy the first in the series. I have now got the next two and I shall be buying the rest too.

As the book is written by people who have been in the police force or worked for the police it gives the story a more authentic feel. The police procedures aren't glossed over or rushed. The crimes, though terrible, aren't glorified as with some books. All of the characters are well-rounded and interesting. The side story of D.I. Dylan and Jen is sweet and shows a softer side to a tough, street savvy cop who is determined to bring in the bad guy.

When nine year old Daisy is snatched and then found murdered, D.I. Dylan is on the case. His team is used to his methods and works well together but after a while they are getting nowhere. When a second child goes missing and is then found murdered, the police set up a second team with D.I. Dylan in charge of that too.

Eventually he makes the connection that the two crimes are linked and then items from the two murders are found in the last place anyone would think to look.

It just goes to show that the old adage, "It's always the quiet one's that you need to look out for" is true.

Without saying more, this is a great story with very interesting characters, a brilliant story-line and I shall be starting on Consequences next.
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4 of 4 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 Yorkshire Rose on 5 Jan. 2014
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Wow. That's all I can say. This is an absolutely fantastic read and totally and utterly unputdownable (yes I know it's a made up word but it's how I feel! ). the pace is completely breathtaking.

I was hooked from page one and could. It put it down until I turned the last page.

We have a new hero on the block, the wonderful DI Jack Dylan. He is truly a fantastic down to earth Policeman.

The only slight, and I emphasise slight, criticism I have is that the clues were there at the beginning and I figured it out quite early on. I was shouting at Jack to see what I could see!

From early on I was disturbed at the murders and was in tears at the brutality of them but I honestly felt like I was watching a TV series it is that well written.

Well, I'm away now to start on book two. I hope I don't work out who the perpetrator is from early on, but if I do then so be it.

Absorbing, brilliant read

10/10
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jackie Baldwin on 21 May 2015
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An authentic insight into policing at the sharp end and all the more enjoyable knowing the credentials of those writing it. D.I jack Dylan is a refreshingly likeable character without the usual tired cliché of the alcoholic maverick abounding in so many police procedurals. The plot was chilling with the victims being children but there was nothing remotely gratuitous in the way it was handled. At first I wondered if his domestic partner was going to be too good to be true but the journey taken by the clandestine couple wad credibly showing signs of stain as the novel cranked up the tension. I very good opener to the series which I shall be reading more of now.
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By Michael Watson TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 13 Nov. 2013
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The first of the series to introduce DI Jack Dylan, a West Yorkshire 'tell it as it is' copper with an all-too-wonderful girlfriend, Jen. This is a good police procedural, involving both Dylan's team, his own personal lifestyle and much reflection on the suffering of the victim's families.

The storyline has been reviewed many times, so, since this is the first of many future stories, is this book worth it to encourage the reader to buy the next one, 'Consequences'?

The short answer is yes, definitely. Since I live slap bang in the middle of the action as told, I may be biased but it reads well and Dylan and his team are a likeable group, dealing with the murders of the little children in a sympathetic manner and eventually achieving a result. They tell you who the murderer is long before the ending but, thanks to one of the co-authors past life in the police force, the procedures then used to gather sufficient evidence to close the case are absorbing and eventually successful - though no story worth its salt would be make such procedures easy to handle.

If I had to be niggly, there is, for me, too much time spent in the misery of the grieving parents - there is only so much a story can hold before it begins to pale, even though, of course, in the real world, this would be so traumatic it's hard to envisage.

On a lighter note, the amount of coffee drunk within the pages of this book must account for half the world's production. Being a hard-nosed Yorkshireman, there's never been anything better than a 'nice cup of tea' so I am surprised by this drinks indulgence for the officers - and everybody else, it seems.
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