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A good and interesting 'behind the scenes' read.
on 3 June 2017
This book had a nice light funny story to start things off. I was thinking: Will this be all the lighter side? Or a balanced view of everything in a copper's day to day life? It does often have a light, jokey feel to it and is a fairly gentle read with some witty observations. It’s not too heavy and it didn’t take ages to get to the end of an anecdote.
This is an anecdotal style presentation of his everyday experiences as a police officer, for example, attending sudden deaths; suspicious behaviour. Sometimes it's certainly a serious crime-and sometimes there's a funny incident in there. I found the chapter on forensics, fingerprints and DNA particularly interesting.
Some of humour I liked, some I wasn't sure of, cringed a few times, but on the whole a good and interesting 'behind the scenes' read. My only niggle was he tended to say “I digress” rather a lot-actually 24 times in the book!!! I already have both of the other two books in the series and look forward to reading those too. A good start to the series. And what a great cover, I couldn’t resist!