Police, Crime & 999 reviews:
Ambulance Today heartily recommends this warm, witty, compassionate and down-right hilarious read by John Donoghue (Ambulance Today Magazine)
Police officer turned author, John Donoghue, has a unique way of telling his stories in a way that makes you incapable of hiding your chuckling self from the world ...and cause your sides physical pain (The Crack Magazine)
It is fantastic and I have not stopped laughing …It should be in the best seller list or prescribed as a ‘pick me up’ (Editor, GiddyLimits)
Shakespeare My Butt! reviews:
'Bill Bryson on Magic Mushrooms' (The Northern Echo)
'This is one of those embarrasing books that makes you laugh out loud' (The Review Centre)
'An addictive read full of belly laughs' (Living magazine)
'A moreish book ...with a cult vibe' (North East Life)
'Pure Gold' (Stephen Stanley)
'The funniest book I have read' (Toby Young)
There are over 600 x 5 Star reviews on Amazon for John's books.
Police Resettlement Magazine
British Army Rumour Service
Indie Author Land
A View from the Sticks, http://aviewfromthesticks.blogspot.co.uk
Life in the Line of Duty, www.lifeinthelineofduty.com, March 2012
Jewish Police Association Magazine, December 2911
GiddyLimits, www.giddylimits.co.uk, December 2011
The Bookseller Buyer's Guide, Autumn 2011
Lysa Walder, www.lysawalder.com
International Police Association, www.ipa-uk.org, September 2011
Garavi Gujarat, August 2011
Nonfiction Book Club, http://nonfictionbookclub.wordpress.com, July 2011
The Crack, http://www.thecrackmagazine.com/index.php?section=1&category=17&page=3112, June 2011
We have been hearing and reading many interesting and exciting stories of serving police men. Many people assume that Policeman’s life is not peaceful, not comfortable etc but the writer of “Police, Crime & 999” is stating that those policemen who are involved in catching criminals, drunkards etc are really living an enjoyable life.
The Writer himself has enjoyed “Policeman’s Life” after serving military services.
In this book he has revealed 999 real call stories of comic situations and experiences. He has described the real facts behind the response room of “Call 999”. Readers will really enjoy reading what happens when police considers someone as “suspect” who wears two pairs of socks. After reading this story, you will ask a question ” what is the difference in a Police man and a Vampire?”. Do you know that a Snowman has been charged with allegations of “Nasty behavior in public”? When police raid on Bars, ladies start pulling down their knickers. What do you understand from this?
You will be pleased with this “Real Story” with lot of such interesting and enjoyable incidences.
I think it's quite funny ... especially when it says 'ladies start pulling down their knickers' because whilst there is one tale of that in the book, it makes it sound that women start 'pulling their knickers down' whenever police enter a bar. Alas, this does not happen.
by Translation of Review from Gujarati News Paper
John Donoghue has written four books.
Shakespeare My Butt! is the tale of his military service on land and sea, how he played Moses to the dog world with 'The Ten Commandments of Dog' and finally, his odyssey around the bizarre named places in Britain with Barney the Labrador.
Bored, he then joined the police, where he discovered that FACT was stranger than FICTION on the front line..
The funny, interesting and bizarre side of the police are exposed in three books so far...
Police, Crime & 999
Police, Lies & Alibis
Police, Arrests & Suspects
So if you REALLY want to find out what happens in the police...
He is currently a serving officer who has yet to be sacked for his indiscretions (information correct at time of going to press).
He also wishes to add that none of the views or opinions expressed in this book are endorsed by any constabulary.