Stephen Bentley

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Stephen is a former UK Detective Sergeant, undercover cop and barrister (trial attorney). Now a writer, author and occasional contributor to Huffington Post UK on undercover policing and mental health issues.

Stephen's memoir Undercover: Operation Julie - The Inside Story was first published in September 2016 and rapidly became an Amazon UK #1 Best Seller in two categories. It has since topped the Amazon memoir charts on numerous occasions.

The book tells of his undercover role in infiltrating one of the world's largest ever drug rings. Readers say it reads more like fiction than a true story, but he assures you it's fact and not fiction.

Keeping in tune with the undercover theme, Stephen has now published three books in the Steve Regan Unde
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Book Review: The Simple Art of Murder by Raymond Chandler

This review follows hot on the heels of a recent post of mine about detectives, pulp fiction and authenticity. The Simple Art of Murder by Raymond Chandler My rating: 3 of 5 stars Overall, I liked it. It was worth reading if only for Chandler’s essay of the same title of this collection of short […]

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Steven Hanrahan, tragically loses his wife and daughter, and after a year and three months mourning, goes undercover."
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"A superb set of short stories by various authors, murder mysteries of various types, there is not a bad one amongst them loved them all, in some the murderer is obvious some less so but all very well written. The two narrators do an excellent job bri" Read more of this review »
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Stephen Bentley Coreen ♥ wrote: "Hope you enjoy our country! Try the attractions here, they're pretty awesome :)"

Thank you. I am loving your country and no intention of ever returning to the UK. The attractions are fabulous - people, food, ocean and mountains :)


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Cors Hope you enjoy our country! Try the attractions here, they're pretty awesome :)


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