‘Black Over Bill’s Mother’s – a book which celebrates 57 reviews and an overall score of 4.9 out of 5 stars. Just two – ‘Thoroughly enjoyable read, spanning from World war 2 to the mid 90s. Covering post-war single mums, domestic violence, racism, family bonds, Hells Angels, mobsters, prostitution, IRA, homosexuality and police corruption!!. Fantastic read.’ and ‘Well I’ve just finished Black Over Bill’s Mothers…OMG I literally hated and admired and loved the characters in this book it reminds me of Peaky Blinders(Although set at a slightly different time frame)and the Sons of Anarchy. I absolutely loved it. If there was a book I would love to see on Netflix it would be this one. A cracking good read, well written and worthy of coming onto our screens….’ – ‘Keep Right On’ is the sequel and ‘A Touch of Innocence’ is well-advanced and due for publication in 2020.

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‘Reporting For Duty’ another memory from the book – on the 23rd May 1989 a police raid took place on the ‘Travellers Rest’ LH in Wolverhampton. A street riot involving up to 500 people followed. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1916168000/ #WMP #Police #History #Wolverhampton

‘Reporting For Duty’ – the history of the West Midlands Police 1974 to 1999. Todays special mention goes to brothers Chris & Steve Rowe. In 1989 the first brothers on record to become members of the Police Dog Section at the same time. Both went on to become police dog trainers. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1916168000/ #WMP #Police #History #UKPoliceMemorial

Bostin Books – No Editors – No Publishers – No Agents – No Marketing Companies – No Friends In The Industry ‘know’ – just a couple of ‘Brums’ writing about Birmingham paddling away in a huge sea of competition! #Birmingham – our Facebook page currently has 1700 followers – could we make it 2000 by Christmas?

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Still The Best Job In The World – three Forces – one job – the police family has no boundaries- from a Police Cadet in the British Transport Police in 1968 to the West Midlands Police, Sovereign Bases Police in Cyprus, back to the BTP and last day in 2011 – and all on 5 ‘O’ levels! To those thinking about a career in the police service its still a great opportunity to be part of something special which will stay with you for life (photo – last day of service)


‘Pretty Thing’ – historical fiction – music, culture, a book which blends the darker side of life with one of inspiration, success and the creation of an iconic figure. Currently enjoys 14 reviews with 4.9 stars out of 5. The book forms part of what will soon become a four book series with Birmingham at the heart of all of the stories

‘Top Secret Worcestershire’ – the true story of the history of radar and the work of the boffins and RAF at Malvern, Defford and Pershore during the Second World War. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1858585813/ #Worcestershire #WWII #Radar #NTCroome @NTCroome – this book has 7 reviews with an overall score of 4.8 out of 5 stars on Amazon UK. This book is invariably in the top ten in the radar section. History – technology – human endeavor – all in one book.

‘One In For D & D’ – a little book containing 540 slang words, abbreviations and nicknames. Currently has 15 reviews with an overall score of 4.8 reviews out of 5 on Amazon. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/198325567X/ #WMP #Police #Humour #slang @wmphistory @WMP

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‘Tara-A-Bit-Our-Kid’ – a little book of ‘Brummie’ slang. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1980328447/ Currently enjoys 24 reviews with an overall score of 4.6 stars out of 5 on Amazon #Birmingham #Slang #Brum #Sayings