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The Rules of Modern Policing - 1973 Edition (Life On Mars) Hardcover – 8 Oct 2007

4.7 out of 5 stars 42 customer reviews

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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam Press (8 Oct. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0593060202
  • ISBN-13: 978-0593060209
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 1.6 x 18.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
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DCI Gene Hunt, star of Life on Mars, brings us a guide to policing, seventies style.

About the Author

'DCI Gene Hunt is an overweight, over-the-hill, nicotine-stained, borderline-alcoholic homophobe with a superiority complex and an unhealthy obsession with male bonding.' Detective Inspector Sam Tyler


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Bit disappointed as bought as a gift. Pages filled with not a lot of pictures. If however your buying for someone who like pictures then it's well worth the money.
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Bought this for my husband as we were both great fans of Gene Hunt and he's been chuckling ever since.
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My best friend got me into Life on Mars (and then Ashes to Ashes) and we both are insanely in love with Philip Glenister <3 This book is amazing and very hilarious! The same friend bought it for me last April and although I finished it quickly, I've read over it many many many times and it never fails to amuse me :P

If you're a Gene Hunt/Chris Skelton fan, get it. And I mean now.
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I read this in about an hour at the weekend. Its incredibly funny, its pure Gene Hunt (mentally I kept hearing Philip Glensiter as I read it) but its also very expensive for what you get. There's about 30 words per page and lots of photos. If you're live, sleep and breath 'life on mars' this is essential fan material, but for the rest of us I'd really recommend you just buy the TV series on DVD... you'll get much better value for money.
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This spin-off is a cracking read. From a professional standpoint,'Life on Mars' in truth was a tad overstated and it depicted a style of Policing that some might have wished for. The story lines were close to the bone though and brought back memories of life even before the seventies. This little gem of a book is a must-have for any fans of the drama series. Buy it and be prepared to listen to the Gospel according to Gene Hunt. If you miss this one, you'll be as disappointed as a Detective who puts his hand in his pocket and finds the warrant is missing!
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A great little book is this and a must have for fans of the TV show. It's full of useful info that I'm sure would come in handy on an action packed Saturday night in town, and plenty of educational pictures as well. Not too demanding on the old brain cells to read and it's not overlong. An extremely funny book and after you have read it, its the sort that you can keep picking up and look at your favourite bits again. Don't lend it to anyone though, unless they give you a receipt or a returnable deposit, or you won't see it again. Very good overall, a good laff, highly recommended. Also have a look at Al Murray's 'Pub landlord' and 'The Post Box at the Crossroads' by Alan Bates.
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This has to be the funniest book I have read in years, you can actually hear Gene Hunt's voice in your head as you read it! a must for all fans of the show.

also it seems a lot cheaper on Amazon than elsewhere!
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and he jumps out of the page at you. It's literally so politically incorrect, this book is just hilarious. And as a Police Officer, it makes my job that little more interesting thinking how it would have all been 35 years ago.

Nothing like lightin' up in a murder scene to hide the scent. In the wise words of DCI Gene Hunt.
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