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Reflections in Blue

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Ever wondered what it was like to be a police officer before computers, political correctness and health and safety? How it felt patrolling a beat when the lights went out, confronting an armed criminal with just a wooden truncheon for protection or attending a messy post-mortem?

Now crime writer and retired police superintendent, David Hodges, lifts the lid on it all, putting together his own recollections of a job he knew so well during thirty years of intense change - from the swinging sixties to the radical mid-nineties.

In his candid description of life on and off the beat, he uses a mix of drama, pathos and humour to illustrate the journey of a naive twenty year old, who had never even seen a dead body before, to a fifty year old cynic, who, by retirement, had seen a bit too much of everything.

Reflections In Blue is not about the exploits of an 'unsung hero' or the 'world's greatest detective,' but is a revealing - and often hilarious - anecdotal account of a former secondary school boy's trials and tribulations pursuing a career in a tough and highly political policing environment.

It is a fascinating eye-opener of a book and one that is almost impossible to put down...

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Paperback Editions

September 2011 : UK Paperback

Title: Reflections in Blue
Author(s): David Hodges
ISBN: 1-901442-33-0 / 978-1-901442-33-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pharaoh Press
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

July 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Reflections In Blue
Author(s): David Hodges
Publisher: Pharaoh Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU