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This review is from: Police, Lies and Alibis: The True Story of a Front Line Officer (Paperback)
This genre of book is not my usual reading material, but having read and thoroughly enjoyed the author's previous publications (Police, Crime & 999 and Shakespeare My Butt!),it was with high expectations that I began to read Police, Lies & Alibis ; I wasn't disappointed.In fact, this book exceeded my expectations. From the opening gambit I was hooked and read on into the small hours, laughing out loud, snorting and gripped by both the humour and tension that flew from each page. As I read this in hospital, I had several nurses at my bedside throughout the night to keep a check on my heart monitor which became erratic with every frequent giggling fit.
This was yet another fascinating insight into the role of a British frontline officer told in a unique and refreshingly humorous way. Clearly, John Donoghue is an intelligent man who has successfully balanced the portrayal of the serious side of policing with the minutiae of criminality.
There are many superlatives I could use to describe this book, but, ultimately,it is just downright fascinating and hilarious. Having read this, I can no longer look at Fairy Liquid without wincing nor can I step onto my bathroom scales without giggling (I think the author may have given Weight Watchers fodder for a new advertising campaign!)and, for someone who dislikes cheese, I now physically gag when I see Roquefort displayed on supermarket shelves. And funerals.....? I will now brace myself for the sounds and smells which may suddenly erupt from my loved one's coffin, and hope to God, I can control my inappropriate laughter (see Death Fart).
A wonderful, wonderful read. Highly recommended.