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Jay-Dee heard endless times during his police service he could tell a good story. By virtue of the fact he survived 30 years (mainly as a detective), bears testimony to that – especially when he reflects on certain investigations and situations – during a ‘lively, eventful career’.

By drawing on so many experiences, he’s ‘been there, seen it, done it’ and now in retirement does appear to be wearing many T-shirts! He hopes when his audience reads his books, they will agree he can still tell a good story.

Just turned 60, he now leads a much more genteel, relaxed life compared to before, perhaps at long last not such a mischievous big kid.

In between writing, he walks his two chocolate Labradors, Jasper and Rupert, and crown green bowls. Jay-Dee nearly forgot, (perhaps it’s old age) he enjoys the odd drink – normally 5, 7 or 9.

Jay-Dee’s pen name is derived from his two children’s middle names. His wife, Lisa, tells him he has been happily married for 36 years (and counting) – after an odd number of drinks, he is then brave enough to tell everyone: she really is just like one of the family.

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