PC John Donoghue reveals all in his fascinating and hilarious true account of a year in the life of a front line response officer. Names and places have been changed to protect the guilty... but if you call the police, maybe, just maybe, it could be Police Constable John Donoghue turning up at your door.
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Customer Reviews for Police, Crime & 999
Review 1 for Police, Crime & 999
The Commuting Bookworm
lol wicked sense of humour all the way through
06 September 2012
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The Commuting Bookworm
I was kindly sent a copy of this book by the author, however this in no way has influenced my review.
I found this book to be laugh out load funny in many places, John has a very wicked sense of humour and this comes out in his reminiscence of situations he has found himself in, whilst on duty as a Police constable some where up north in the UK.
Because of his location, I found some of the stereo types of people quite sad, but I do know from personal experience they are probably very true. I’m sure he has cleaned up many of the stories so that they do not cause offence and to protect the innocent (and those that could influence his career).
A well written book that has been written in a narrative form and therefore sometimes John does digress, and you feel like you want to prod him back on track of his original story. However, this is a trait that so many ex-solders have, and it’s a bit endearing and reminds me of sitting in the pub listening to my dads (also ex-solder) stories. Because each chapter is a separate incidence, this is a great book for having by your bed side or in the bathroom as it is perfect for dipping in and out of when you only have a few minutes to read.
The Commuting Bookworm 04/09/12
Review 2 for Police, Crime & 999
An Eye Popper!!
05 March 2012
I can not remember the last time I laughed this hard while reading a book!! I laughed so hard at one point I actually popped a vessel in my eye!! Seriously,,Mr. Donoghue has done an outstanding job recording the lighter side of what is normally a very serious business,, God Bless our boys in blue,,and like all professions they to have their funny sides. I was laughing with in the first 3 pages.. Most stand up comics will tell true stories to get the most laughs,that is what he has done here and OMG the laughs..I even giggle still when thinking of them,,You will laugh reading this book, i know it..Thank You Mr. Donoghue for sharing your life with us,,and i can't wait to read about your 2nd yr!!
Review 3 for Police, Crime & 999
28 September 2011
Gives a fascinating insight into police life. The author's wry observations me laugh out loud on many occasions. Even more enjoyable than the author's first book. Enjoy the quality of the writing.
Review 4 for Police, Crime & 999
It made me laugh out loud
06 June 2011
Ordered this book from the author and have read half the book. The tone of the author's writing is comparable with Jeremy Clarkson as it's witty, funny and made me laugh. It also shows what police officer see and hear on a daily basis which non-police staff can just imagine. If you like books by Jeremy Clarkson and books written by police officers such as David Copperfield, Inspector Gadget and Pc Bloggs this book is a must.