The Daley and Whetstone Crime Stories


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The Lambourne Road headquarters of the North London Murder Investigation Team are showing their age, as are many of their occupants. Scheduled for disposal years ago, seemingly overlooked by the Met, no one was holding their breath…which was just as well. Dubbed The Dispossessed the team, lead by Detective Superintendent Bilko Bob Allenby carry on regardless.

At 38, Detective Inspector Scott Daley lives and breathes the force. Hot-headed and impetuous, his unremitting pursuit of the truth, regardless of the consequences, has earned him the nickname Suicide Scott Daley from his peers. He treads a knife-edge, always trusting too much to his gut, But somehow Daley finds a way, even if he  tears up the rule books on the way.

Sergeant Deborah Whetstone is Daley’s right hand man…or woman. 34 and single, still living at home with her mother, she can feel her life ebbing away. The job is everything, yet she is beginning to regret her move to Lambourne Road. Always two paces behind Daley, she struggles to make it out from under his shadow.

With Daley’s tenacity and Whetstone’s unwavering trust in the human spirit, the pair employ some unorthodox methods to bring the guilty to justice.  In the process, they are forced to overcome their own personal demons to get to the truth.

There is no way that can end well.


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