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Andrew Barrett

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June 20

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Hi everyone,

My name is Andrew Barrett and I live and work in West Yorkshire.

My work focuses on the world of Scenes of Crime Officers (SOCOs or CSIs). I try to offer a unique insight into this often dark landscape; after all, I've been doing it as a career for over twenty years.

Thanks for looking,

Andy

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Andrew Barrett I began writing the new Eddie Collins book back in March 2017, but put that on hold after 17k words to work on a book specifically for Bloodhound Book…moreI began writing the new Eddie Collins book back in March 2017, but put that on hold after 17k words to work on a book specifically for Bloodhound Books. That new book, provisionally entitled Dancing at the Devil's Door is now pending editorial work.
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Description: An introduction to the main character, Roger.

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The Third Rule by Andrew Barrett
"This is the first book in the Eddie Collins series. I’d read others but this truly gives you a great insight into the way he is in later books.

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“Use your intuition. Picture how things happen, why they happen. Don’t stick rigidly to first impressions, and once you’ve read the rule book, throw it away. Better still, burn the bastard.”
Andrew Barrett, A Long Time Dead

“Fear was a wonderful propellant, and such a strong exponent of survival, even at the cost of others. Civility, it seemed, was the first to perish in a disaster.”
Andrew Barrett, Stealing Elgar

“Some things in life could not be solved or even contemplated by a rational mind. Roger’s mind, however, had ceased being anywhere near rational about half a bottle of Grand Marnier ago.”
Andrew Barrett, Stealing Elgar

“Use your intuition. Picture how things happen, why they happen. Don’t stick rigidly to first impressions, and once you’ve read the rule book, throw it away. Better still, burn the bastard.”
Andrew Barrett, A Long Time Dead

“No one mentioned the sad piece of tinsel, naked in places, hanging across the chimneybreast, nor that Twelfth Night was a week ago. No one mentioned the two Christmas cards on the mantelpiece. No one mentioned them because inside they were blank.”
Andrew Barrett, A Long Time Dead

“There was noise in the corridor outside Alice’s office; and though it was nothing of concern, they separated. Roger stood, fingers tucked into his waistcoat pockets, admiring prints on the wall that held no interest for him. The noise was Melanie, but her voice, a length of razor wire wrapped in a soufflé, eventually faded.”
Andrew Barrett, A Long Time Dead

“The bullet smashed through the right lens of Winston’s glasses and slammed him back against the lounge wall. Ozzy was expressionless as his old friend slid down the wall leaving a smear of red behind him. Above his creased body, a gob of pale tissue clung onto the light switch. “Aw, Winston,” he said, “you did have a brain after all!”
Andrew Barrett, Stealing Elgar

“Some things in life could not be solved or even contemplated by a rational mind. Roger’s mind, however, had ceased being anywhere near rational about half a bottle of Grand Marnier ago.”
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