Troubador Hospital Beat

Released: 01/11/2011

ISBN: 9781848767546

eISBN: 9781848768468

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Hospital Beat

A Police Officer’s stories from inside a busy British hospital

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Have you ever thought your local hospital might be haunted? Did you know the police are sometimes called upon to deal with thieving patients, dishonest staff, and even medical professionals with strange and disturbing sexual habits? Did you know hospitals are regularly and ruthlessly targeted by unscrupulous thieves?

All this and more is probably happening in your local hospital, but so far you have been blissfully unaware. Until now! PC Jonathan Nicholas, a serving police officer, has worked an inner-city hospital beat for six years. He has decided to reveal some of the incidents he has dealt with and has collected them together in this book. Weird, shocking, moving, and often amusing, these incidents are a fictional tale based on real incidents and real people. Using information drawn from personal recollection, his police notebook, prosecution files, and anecdotes from staff, patients, and offenders, it is a collection of stories that have never been told before. The book reveals all the behind-the-scenes enquiries and efforts undertaken by this particular hospital police officer, with the invaluable assistance of the hospital staff themselves, in order to ensure such places remain safe and relatively crime-free. Television dramas about hospitals are never like this!

A work of adult crime fiction, Hospital Beat is a unique insight into modern policing inside a British hospital and will appeal to fans of humorous ‘I never knew that’ writing. Author Jonathan takes writing inspiration from Dirk Bogarde.

Latest book: 'Cherry Picking - Life between the Sticks' the autobiography of goalkeeper Steve Cherry will be released on 28th Feb 2019, published by The Book Guild. Jonathan has worked closely with Steve to help produce an exciting, honest, and often hilarious account of his thirty years as a professional goalkeeper. Steve started at Derby County when he was fifteen, was capped for England Youth several times under Brian Clough, then played for Walsall, Plymouth Argyle, Chesterfield, and Notts County under Neil Warnock from 1989 to 1995 when the club rose two divisions via two victories at Wembley. The book will appeal to general readers of autobiography as well as fans of 'the beautiful game'.

www.jonathannicholas.org.uk

The Police History Society Newsletter, October 2011

Absolutely brilliant - couldn't put it down. Read it in 2 days. Bought some for Christmas presents.

by jane antcliff


This book has a lot of information hospitals around the country do not want the public to know. We are all traumatised for one reason or another when we are in hospital and that makes us all easy targets for the professional thief.Great book, great story - well written.

by Franco


Jonathan Nicholas

Jonathan Nicholas has a website at www.jonathannicholas.org.uk where further information can be obtained.

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