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on 6 November 2012
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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on 12 March 2015
Loved it. Not a cop book as such. A cop telling stories about cases and his perception. Seems honest. I remember a lot of the cases he speaks of and in my opinion he tells it as it happened. Good book and I recommend for those interested in Glasgow True Crime
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on 4 March 2013
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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on 23 August 2015
A good read and some interesting stories. Never a dull moment reading this book. Would definitely recommend this to anyone.
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on 22 January 2013
Well written and interesting. It's a book of coppers tales of which there are many. Each one is just the right length and well written. I certainly enjoyed the read. One sad thing I noted was how the job seemed to change for the worse and meant that the victim was less protected then the perpetrator.
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on 5 February 2013
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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on 28 May 2017
Excellent story gripping tales from an ex cop. Would recommend.
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on 13 April 2013
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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on 5 August 2015
bought as a gift
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on 2 February 2013
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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