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5.0 out of 5 stars Crimestopper: An Unstoppable Read
Anyone who enjoys crime fiction will find Crimestopper a compulsive read; why read fiction when real life is so often more entertaining? Within this entirely engaging book lies a series of fascinating anecdotes covering crime and policing in Scotland from the 1960s to the 1990s. Always interesting, often humorous and moving, this book gives an insightful account of real...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Decent Read
Decent read, reasonably enjoyed the book. Some stories were less gripping than i would expect. Some could of been expanded.
Published 12 months ago by Gary Weir


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5.0 out of 5 stars Crimestopper: An Unstoppable Read, 6 Nov 2012
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Anyone who enjoys crime fiction will find Crimestopper a compulsive read; why read fiction when real life is so often more entertaining? Within this entirely engaging book lies a series of fascinating anecdotes covering crime and policing in Scotland from the 1960s to the 1990s. Always interesting, often humorous and moving, this book gives an insightful account of real life crime from the ordinary to the macabre. One story leads you to the next on a pathway of tales and stories of an often challenging and unpleasant job. Delivered with empathy and humour, we are given a glimpse of life most of us have never encountered. From the famous serial killer Bible John to the prostitutes of Glasgow; from a mysterious kidnapping to a burglar's baby accomplice and so very much more,it is so much more than just another crime read.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 28 Oct 2012
A brilliant read. Gritty and entertaining. Very Gene Hunt! Easy to read and an interesting take on Glaswegian criminal justice. A few carrot danglers too!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining read!, 24 Oct 2012
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This book arrived yesterday and I could not wait to read it! The stories are just the right length, fascinating and very entertaining. A true insight into policing in Scotland in the past. I Look forward to the sequel.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Decent Read, 14 July 2013
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Decent read, reasonably enjoyed the book. Some stories were less gripping than i would expect. Some could of been expanded.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Some interesting stories but needed more grit, 19 May 2013
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It's very anecdotal and I think would have benefitted from concentrating on some of the more serious stories and including a bit more insight. Interesting stories though,
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5.0 out of 5 stars Crimestopper,, 13 April 2013
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Really good read from he who was there,you read other true crime books and often bits are used again so you know what's being said is true good read,joy Page England
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3.0 out of 5 stars Real life Taggart, 4 Mar 2013
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There are some interesting, some dark and some amusing stories here, especially if you're from the area and remember some of the higher profile cases the author worked on. The ad-hoc grouping of unrelated stories into chapters jars a bit, though, and the author isn't blessed with the most extensive writing skills so the going is a bit monotonous at times.
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3.0 out of 5 stars crimestopper book, 1 Mar 2013
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Hard going but working on it might take some time to read reading other books at the moment keep going back to read another chapter
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3.0 out of 5 stars ok, not great, 5 Feb 2013
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Alan Tickner (scotland) - See all my reviews
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Was expecting some great tales from the streets of but felt let down with the book as was mostly about the author's time in regional/serious crime squad with pretty similar tales repeating themselves. Could have been better, but not the worst
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but something missing, 2 Feb 2013
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Having worked with retired Police Officers I feel as if I have read these stories before so didn't enjoy it as much as I wanted too. Felt at times there was bits missing from some of the stories and really wished the author could have told a bit more. A semi decent read is about the best I can say..
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