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Dick Kirby

The sell-out success of Dick Kirby's Rough Justice - Memoirs of a Flying Squad Detective resulted in Constable & Robinson publishing The Real Sweeney, You're Nicked! and Villains.

Described by an Old Bailey Judge as, 'one of the best detectives at Scotland Yard' and commended on 40 occasions for catching criminals, Kirby spent half of his 26 years Metropolitan Police service with the Serious Crime Squad and the elite Flying Squad. His no-nonsense views on law and order are the subject of radio and television interviews, and magazine and newspaper articles.

An international member of the American Police Writers and the Crime Writers' Association, Dick Kirby lives with his family in a Suffolk village.

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The Real Sweeney

Dick Kirby
Dick Kirby

From his bruising first experience of giving witness to securing Britain's first ever double-supergrass, Dick Kirby describes with a strong dose of humour the trials and tribulations of over twenty years spent in the Serious Crime Squad and Flying Squad. Not for him the flabby compromises shown to today's criminals. Kirby's methods lead straight into the underworld, meeting informants in often dangerous situations, gathering together intelligence before hitting the criminals hard, either when they're carrying out a crime or hauling them from their beds at an unwholesomely early hour. Whether it's the Kings Cross job that became the worst kept secret in London, or the case of the unhappy bigamist who burst into tears, Kirby tells things the only way he knows - no punches pulled. His tales of how life in the force used to be in the good old days are sometimes shocking, sometimes blackly funny, and always compelling.