Not on My Patch, Lad

Author(s): Mike Pannett

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Mike Pannett used to work the beat in Central London - tackling drugs and knife crime - so when he moved back to Yorkshire he was hoping for a quieter life. But it seems the moors and villages of his native county aren't as sleepy as he once thought...A casual remark about a barn with blacked-out windows leads him to an isolated farmhouse and a young girl is attacked at a local theme park. Meanwhile, Mike is still trying to identify and bring to justice the 'Sunset Gang' who are systematically targeting isolated warehouses and shops on his patch. On the home front, Ann has moved into Keeper's Cottage and taken a Sergeant's post in York - and people are asking Mike what it's like to be a kept man.


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'Pannett, the James Herriot of policing, tiptoes his way through domestic issues, stag nights, and sword-wielding madmen bent on decapitation and tells his tales with warmth and humour.' -- Daily Express on You're Coming With Me Lad 'Move over James Herriot and Gervase Phinn -- there is a new name on the North Yorkshire literary block.' -- York Press 'Think 21st-century Heartbeat meets James Herriot with the occasional white-knuckle ride of The Sweeney throw in. All delivered with a Yorkshire twang.' -- The Telegraph 'After years in the Metropolitan Police, on the beat in central London, Mike Pannett is hoping for a quieter life when he moves back to his home county, Yorkshire. But crime lurks amid the hills and dales, moors, villages and towns and he finds some of the policing tactics he's learned in London come in very useful. More tales from this Yorkshire bobby, who is building a loyal collection of fans with his engaging books.' -- Choice Magazine 'NEVER mind ebooks, here is an eby-gum book, the third in the series of real-life police stories from an excopper with a huge affection for all things Yorkshire'. -- Scarborough Evening News

Mike Pannett was born in York, and joined the Metropolitan Police in 1988. He transferred to North Yorkshire police in 1997 and now lives in a village in the shadow of the North Yorkshire moors.

General Fields

  • : 9780340918791
  • : Hodder & Stoughton
  • : Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
  • : April 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mike Pannett
  • : Paperback
  • : 320