A rare chance to get into an SIO’s mind at the scene… Not To Be Missed By Crime Authors or Crime Readers!


Have you ever thought what is going through the officer in charge of a Murder enquiry’s mind at this stage?

Well here are a just a few … and below there are a few of our other presentations boards with information relating to some of the real life crime investigations that Bob took charge of as a Detective Superintendent. You can also ‘google’ Bob Bridgestock for more information. Copyright Applies

 About us:-

Carol and Bob Bridgestock were both born and lived in West Yorkshire until they relocated to the Isle of Wight in 2003. Between them they have 47years employment with the police, Carol being a member of the Civilian support staff and Bob being a Police Officer. They never had any inclinations to become authors, but others found their verbal stories thrilling which led them to put pen to paper.

About Bob:-


Bob in front of the world’s mediahttp://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/1983685.stm

Bob was born in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire in 1952. He left Grammar School at the age of 15, served an apprenticeship as a Butcher then spent two years in a dye works before joining the police force on the 28th January 1974. In 1981 he was awarded the much acclaimed ‘Denis Hoban Trophy’ for outstanding detective work. On retirement he received a Certificate of Loyal Service from West Yorkshire Police in appreciation and recognition of 30years ‘Loyal and Devoted Service to the Community’. As a career detective he worked in the CID at every rank. For over half of his service he was a senior detective, retiring at the rank of Detective Superintendent. As a Senior Investigative Officer (SIO) in charge of homicide cases he took command of some twenty-six murder investigations, twenty- three major incidents including shootings and attempted murders and over fifty suspicious deaths and numerous sexual assaults, some of which were extremely high profile in his last three years alone. He received numerous commendations from high court judges and chief constables who credit him with personal commitment and professionalism, expertise and diligence as well as competence with skilful leadership in sensitive, complex high profile cases with the subsequent presentation of compelling evidence. He was a Force Hostage Negotiator and was also commended for his work into the investigation of a protracted, high profile investigation of police corruption in another police force.


About Carol:-

Carol was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire in 1961. She left Grammar School at the age of 16 and went on to study hairdressing at college. At the age of twenty she was running her own successful salon as well as teaching at the college. In 1988 Carol commenced working for the Police as a member of the support staff in the administration department. As a supervisor she received a Chief Constable’s commendation for outstanding work for her determination and drive creating a poster competition for an Autumn Fall Crime Initiative involving local schools.

She always knew Bob could tell a good story because of the experiences he had had in his life but her nagging fell on deaf ears until in 2008 when out of the blue he enrolled them on a college course to ‘Write Your First Novel’. Carol & Bob are members of the Wight Fair Writers’ Circle which developed from that course and involves the community in writing competitions for all ages.

The DI Dylan Series:-

Their first novel, Deadly Focus, was self published in 2009. In 2010 the couple were lucky to  be taken under the wing of Darren E Laws at Caffeine Nights Publishers www.caffeine-nights.com. In June 2011 this was re published. The couple now hold a contract with them for the whole of the ‘DI Dylan’ crime fiction series. ‘Consequences’, the second novel was launched in April 2012. The couple are now International crime authors. ’Wight Lilies’ the 3rd in the series is out March 25th 2013. Book 4 ‘Snow Kills’ is in the  hands of the publisher scheduled for release later this year/early 2014.

‘ The couples first book ‘Deadly Focus’ will be traslated into Korean and published in South Korea next year.

About their TV work:-

This year they are working with Sally Wainwright & Red Productions on a BBC 1 commissioned thriller 6 x 60 series called ‘Happy Valley’. More information here – scroll down to ‘Happy Valley’ – http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2012/bbc-one-drama-commissions.html





And as they say, there is more…

Our contact details are:-


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  • Very impressive bios. Bob – what a scrapbook! Makes my working life as an office temp look very humdrum! All I can say is – Wow! XXG

    • ;-) ‘All in a days work Geraldine!’Bob says. But even working in the office at a police station no two days were ever the same as you can well imagine! Oh, the tales I could tell! Maybe that’s another book. Ha ha!

  • Brilliant Bob Carol, Really enjoyed and so interesting shared with everyone so they do not miss it

  • Very impressive

    • Thanks Andrew! When are you going to let me do a ‘Close up’ with you? ;-)

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