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An Inspector Recalls

Memoirs of a Railway Detective

By (author) Graham Satchwell
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The History Press Ltd, Stroud, United Kingdom
Published: 30th Mar 2016
Dimensions: w 157mm h 244mm d 34mm
Weight: 530g
ISBN-10: 0750966408
ISBN-13: 9780750966405
Barcode No: 9780750966405
Synopsis
Born in inner-city Birmingham, from an 'impeccable working class pedigree', Graham Satchwell was diagnosed with a serious illness at age 7 - a condition which should have barred his entry to the police force. Forty-two years later, he was Britain's senior-most railway detective. In a career that encompassed every CID rank and involved some of the country's toughest gangsters, petty thieves, bomb threats, terrorism, the odd politician and even the Queen, Graham Satchwell has seen it all. Infused with humour and genuine down-to-earth wisdom, An Inspector Recalls is a frank and intimate account of a life spent on the frontier between crime and punishment that recalls the gangsters, politics and often-questionable police culture of the 1970s, '80s and '90s. GRAHAM SATCHWELL is a former detective superintendent, British Transport Police (1968-99). He received official commendations for detective work from HM judges, chief constables, the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Lord Lieutenant of London.

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