For a number of years, both during his service in Sussex Police as the Divisional Commander of Brighton and Hove and subsequently, Graham Bartlett’s input has been a pivotal element to the success of my Roy Grace novels. Since retiring from the police, he has applied his extensive and varied policing experience to review my draft novels so as to ensure they are procedurally 100% accurate, that the mannerisms, characteristics and culture of the police shine through, and his eye for detail helps immensely with accuracy and continuity. As an additional bonus he is always huge fun to work with and has an extremely creative and inventive mind.
Peter James - Internationally Best Selling Crime Fiction Author.
Thanks so much. I am dealing with final copy edits and have taken on board all your comments. I have
taken liberties in places - it is the balance between fact and fiction but have made rewrites to solve most of your concerns.
I have also mentioned you to my agent and publisher. I am working on a TV script. if it ever gets made I will try to get you on board as a consultant...
we shall see.
Author P.D.Viner - Summer of Ghosts
There are many ex-coppers out there who offer crime writers information about police procedure. You can access them on the net. But if you want to know whether your story really stands up and gets to the heart of what modern policing is about, you need to talk to someone like Graham. A recently retired senior officer, his range of experience and contacts are second to none. His input has been invaluable to me and his critique of the text as sharp as any professional editor.”
Author Susan Wilkins
Graham has helped me immensely, advising me on police procedure on my DCI Erika Foster crime thriller The Night Stalker and subsequent novels in the series. I have greatly enjoyed working with him! Not only has he shared his vast knowledge and experiences from a distinguished career in the police force, he also understands the delicate balance that writers walk between fact and fiction. Graham not only advises on police procedure, but is there with solutions to help to create a thrilling piece of fiction, which remains accurate and true to police procedure and culture within the force.