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John Donoghue

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Cardiff, The United Kingdom



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I never set out to be a writer… I wanted to be a sailor… and a soldier… and a that's what I did.

I've travelled the world serving in the Royal Navy and then the British Army. When I left, I joined the police where I'm still a serving officer.

I soon found out in my varied careers that FACT is stranger then FICTION. I'd come across so many funny, bizarre and interesting tales that I felt it was a crime not to write them down... otherwise they just get forgotten.

So that's what I did and to date, I've have written four books based on my experiences...

The police books, in 'The True Story of a Front Line Officer' series include:

'Police, Crime & 999'

'Police, Lies & Alibis'

'Police, Arrests & Suspects'

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“I vividly remember approaching the Resusci Annie doll in the final assessment and singing, ‘Annie are you ok, so are you ok Annie, are you ok Annie, Annie are you ok’. It didn’t”
John Donoghue, Police, Crime & 999 - The True Story of a Front Line Officer

“I’m not the most confident person when it comes to administering first aid, but I am probably the most germ conscious. I hope you close the lid of the toilet when you flush. If you don’t, the swirl of the water breaking up your poop sends millions of tiny poop molecules flying about the bathroom. And you know where they like landing best? On your toothbrush! And speaking of toothbrushes, what can be more horrible than going into the bathroom and seeing the bristles from your brush touching the bristles from your partner’s brush! My God, you can almost see those germs running from theirs to yours!”
John Donoghue, Police, Crime & 999 - The True Story of a Front Line Officer

“Since I didn’t see any friendly advice given out after this job, I’ll add my own: don’t keep tomatoes in the fridge – they’ll lose their taste.”
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Tom Greer Hi, John, thanks for friending me on Goodreads. My new crime novel, Death Comes Calling, is now available from Kindle ebook and paperback form, so please feel free to take a look via the Amazon UK link at the bottom.

The Kindle price is £2.99 and the paperback price is £9.32.

A successful career woman is found dead on the floor of her North London kitchen with her throat brutally slashed. Beside the body lies a half-open razor with a single droplet of blood at the tip of an otherwise pristine blade.

However, the forensics prove this razor can’t be the murder weapon, and when another successful career woman is found murdered a few days later, again in her kitchen, again with her throat cut and again with a blood-tipped half-open razor placed beside her body, Detective Chief Inspector John Gore of the Metropolitan Police fears he has a potential serial killer on his hands.

As the body count rises the pressure is mounting on Gore to quickly find and stop the killer.

Meanwhile someone is sending him taunting notes, each headed, Death Comes Calling, and Gore begins to realise the killer is playing mind games not just with the police, but with him personally. The question is…why?

Thanks, Tom.

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Terry Drake thank you for befriending me!

message 1: by Tonya

Tonya Ferguson Hi John,
Welcome to Goodreads! I am still new myself. This site is full of amazing authors and even more amazing readers! I would like to invite you to join my Goodreads giveaway for my first memoir, To Remember Love. My book is also available at Amazon, Kindle and Epub.

There are also other giveaways going on continuously, so jump right in and know you are among friends.

A little tip....To give your favorite author a hug, write a review. ;-)


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