Sep 19, 2012
Our interview today is with the authors of Deadly Focus and Consequences novels by RC Bridgestock.
This husband and wife team from the fourth largest police force in England have swapped crime fighting for crime writing.
Bob Bridgestock, 60, a retired detective superintendent who took charge of numerous high profile murder and serious crime investigations in his 30 year career, and his wife Carol, 51, who was a civilian support worker with West Yorkshire Police for 17 years, draw upon their extensive knowledge of real life investigations.
Their experience has been invaluable on their path to becoming fully-fledged authors. The couple, who now live on the Isle of Wight, launched their first novel, ‘Deadly Focus’ (Caffeine Nights Publishing) in June, 2010. It is also available on kindle and this month it also came out as an Audio book. In April, 2012, ‘Consequences’, the sequel, was published: both novels are extremely popular with crime fiction readers throughout the world.
‘The greatest compliment we get is from police personnel who say the series is "just as it is and not over-dramatised".' The Dylan series explores the world of senior investigator DI Jack Dylan (loosely based on Bob), who goes from one drama to another in his professional and in his personal life, with his partner, Jen (loosely based on Carol).
‘You’ve probably heard the saying, "There’s a book in everyone," and for years Bob has had people laughing and crying with his tales,’ Carol said. ‘So you can imagine my surprise and delight when Bob enrolled us both on a writing course at the Isle of Wight College five years ago and as they say, "The rest is history".
The couple have written a further two novels in the series, which will be published next year, and are working on books 5 & 6 in the Dylan series for 2014.
Interviewer and producer Nigel Killick
Peopletalk literary editor Mr. Gareth Kenyon-Goldthorpe
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