Blind Murder: not a book for the faint hearted

Blind Murder: not a book for the faint heartedWith a title like “Blind Murder,” no prospective purchaser will expect this book to be about playful pussycats. Fortunately, the title prepares you for a crime novel that doesn’t, er, pussyfoot around. It’s violent, gory and absolutely riveting.

Blind Murder is the debut novel by Stephen G Collier, a former police officer in central England in the UK. His writing style has a cold, steel-like ring of British police jargon to it which irritates a bit at first, but you soon find its bland contrast with the sheer awfulness of the crimes concerned makes their awfulness even more, well, awful. [Read more…]

A speeder’s revenge…

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Ma’am, you were speeding.

A woman was pulled up for speeding by a police officer. Her quick thinking either got her off a speeding rap, or got her arrested for wasting police time. What outcome would you predict?

Woman: Is there a problem, Officer?

Officer: Ma’am, you were speeding.

Woman: Oh, I see.

Officer: Can I see your license please?

Woman: I’d give it to you but I don’t have one. [Read more…]

Poo, poo, Prince Androo

HTWB PTWTW 001Is a prince/royal duke within his rights to bleat about being challenged by police – allegedly “at gunpoint” – when he’s strolling around a royal palace grounds casually, after a week of potential threats to the palace’s whole security operation? [Read more…]

Why good writing skills matter for ‘action jobs’

medium_6777931751We all know that good writing skills are important for business. But what about for “action jobs” like the police, armed forces, train drivers, paramedics, etc.? Do people who rescue victims from burning buildings also need to write well? I asked Richard McMunn, who runs a recruitment business specializing in this type of career, to share his views… [Read more…]