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- DescriptionIt seemed as if one minute Gary Farrow was heading his force's CID and the next he'd fallen victim to the latest round of spending cuts and was packing the contents of his desk into a brown cardboard box. Thrust into unplanned retirement Gary had tion of how the next phase of his life would work out. The 'phone stopped ringing at all hours of the day and night and there was suddenly -one banging his door demanding that he attend ather complicated crime scene. Suddenly ex Detective Superintendent Gary Farrow found himself shuffling round in dressing gown and slippers, force-fed on a diet of motous, mind-numbing daytime TV. As he gazed at the TV screen it seemed to Gary that every other programme involved someone making money from antiques and collectibles and he decided that if they could do it, so could he. Fortunately he had a good friend, the well-heeled and even more well connected Mark Foster-Blythe, already a successful and reputable dealer of many years standing. Mark gladly agreed to take Gary under his wing as an associate to his trade. However, business took a nasty turn when Mark's friend, Henry Snape, a ruthless antique dealer, was murdered in his own home. Gary's old team were soon on the job chasing an unidentified vicious robber. Gary, though, wasn't convinced and dragging Mark along with him, commenced enquiries of his own, leading to an energetic conclusion rth of the English border. So began the intertwining of Gary's new career with his old. Murder, kidnap and missing persons seemed to be strewn across the path to 'civvie' street, drawing him back to his investigative roots at every turn. It seemed the more he tried to move away from his detective roots the more he became embroiled in puzzling mysteries that presented themselves to him at every turn. Gary quickly gained a reputation for being someone to turn to in times of crisis, invariably drawing his reluctant friend Mark into each strange adventure, straining Mark's fragile nerves and the very fabric of their friendship in the process. Gary recounts five of these intriguing adventures, drawn from his diaries, showing that retirement from the British police detective branch can become a full time occupation before you kw it!
- Author BiographyGlyn Timmins was born in the town of West Bromwich, near Birmingham, in the UK in 1961. After leaving school at 16 Glyn worked as an investigative auditor for local councils and developed a taste for undertaking probing enquiries. He took these skills into the Police Service in 1985 serving in four Midlands Police Services over his career, spending many of those years in Criminal Investigation, eventually leading homicide and kidnap investigations as well as other serious and major crime. Glyn has always maintained an interest in writing since his early scribblings at school, where he wrote plays, books and comics, however, a busy career and the general business of life pushed his literary ambitions to one side - at least for a while. Now retired from the police Glyn writes full time, relishing the chance to tell and share the stories he bases on his years of experience of dealing with people from all walks of life, and from a wide range of his diverse experiences. In his police career Glyn became a trained and experienced Senior Investigating Officer for homicide and kidnap and a hostage negotiator, as well as working in a range of other capacities including roads policing, firearms and public order. Glyn found the energy to study for two University degrees in his spare time, and to learn to play the drums. He loves music and has idolised The Beatles since he was old enough to put a needle to vinyl. He follows his hometown football club, West Bromwich Albion, though he left the town on his travels many years ago. Glyn likes to keep fit and enjoys some sports as a participant, particularly football and racquet sports, though middle-age and opportunity are limiting factors these days. Glyn has two grown up daughters and currently lives in the Heart of England where he happily taps away at his computer keyboard entertaining himself and hopefully the people who are kind enough to read his books.
- Author(s)Glyn Timmins
- Date of Publication13/07/2013
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectCrime, Thriller & Adventure
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight599 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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