A Writer’s Guide to Senior Police Investigators in the UK
Not many authors happen to have a close relationship with a police officer who has years of experience of policing in the UK that they can call upon to answer accurately and reliably, their troubling questions about the police, their policies and procedures. A Writer’s Guide to Senior Police Investigators in the UK will prove indispensable to those not in this position, who wish to bring authenticity and realism to the lead detective and senior investigators in their writing.
Inside you will find details of what exactly a lead investigator and Senior Investigating Officer is, how they become one, what training they undertake and what 38 qualities and expectations they are expected to exhibit. You will also find 27 specific ideas of how to take your stories forward and/or create conflict in them. There are also hyperlinks to 79 websites or documents that you may find useful in building up your understanding of what a Senior Investigating Officer needs to know and apply during a major investigation. All of this invaluable information can’t help but allow you to create a convincing, believable story.
Why Buy This Book?
•If you are a busy writer finding it difficult and time consuming locating the facts about the police in the UK, that you need for your novel –
•If you dream of becoming a master story teller but fear exposing yourself to ridicule because of a poorly researched and written book –
•If you want to avoid making mistakes about the police in your story –
then this is the ideal book for you regardless of the genre you are writing in.
Some of the five-star Amazon reviews to date:
I have never felt compelled to write a review before but in this case I felt it only right to do so. I am an ex-police officer in the middle of writing my first crime-related novel and I have to say how invaluable this book has been to me. I thought I was doing well with my descriptions of procedures and command structures but I cannot believe just how much the job has changed since I left.
If I hadn’t bought a copy of this (I also have the authors other titles) I would have made myself look like a rank amateur stuck somewhere in the 90’s. This book has saved me hours upon hours of research and helped me re-think certain parts of my book and for that alone, thank you Mr Robinson.
I only wish these books were available in paperback format. I’d have a copy of them as well. Call me old fashioned, but I like a book I can flick through and mark up where necessary and as much as Kindle comes close to a book experience it doesn’t really work quite as well with this kind of book in my opinion. That said, no other format allows for hyperlinking to other valuable resources so, swings and roundabouts.
All in all, a superb, densely packed no fluff resource that is worth far, far more than what it is being offered at.
Another great book from retired UK Police Inspector, Kevin N. Robinson! Packed full of useful info – really helpful for anyone with an interest in how the UK police force works, especially with regards to those investigating crime. A gem for writers & crime fiction authors. It’s the little details that make a story authentic and it’s great to have a source which collects all the necessary info, such as what an inspector would normally carry with him (would he have a forensic suit? gloves? what weapons? etc) – particularly for those less familiar with British police (who are quite different from the armed US law enforcement officers you see more commonly on TV!)
Go down the traditional publishing route and you will find an editor telling you to get your policing facts checked out: go down the self publishing route and its down to your own self discipline and professionalism.
You will find that most bestselling authors have conducted meticulous research or employed someone to do it for them.
Buy this book and –
You won’t need to spend time and effort tracking down a reliable source of information –
You can free yourself from futile research –
You can save time wasted looking for facts you can trust and focus on what you do best – writing.
Treat yourself to A Writer’s Guide to Senior Police Investigating Officers in the UK and turn yourself from a nervous, unsure novice to a confident, professional author.
Not only will this book provide you with details of how a police officer can become a Senior Investigating Officer but it can help with plotting your novel and creating twists and conflict along the way.
It’s crammed full of expert knowledge and advice that you can use to captivate your readers with compelling dialogue and narrative.
The facts you find in this book will help you decide whether you are going to tell or show in your story and to create and develop believable characters regardless of whether they are heroes or villains.
The book will help stimulate your creative writing regardless of whether your genre is general crime fiction, police procedural, hard-boiled, British detective, psychological, murder mystery, cosy crime, crime noir, killer thriller, sophisticated suspense, psychic, paranormal, women sleuths or even romance
Easily refer back to the facts anytime, regardless of whether your compiling your first draft or editing and revising your umpteenth work in progress. You’ll find this book is easy to navigate and may even help sell more books to a discerning readership.