4 October 2022Killers, Kidnappers, Gangsters & Grasses published

10 September 2022Approach from Impact, research company, California

29 August 2022Request for research from Argonon Films

4 August 2022Request from New York author to collaborate on novel

14 July 2022Request for research from Bohemia Films

24 June 2022Request to provide a talk to the Whitechapel Society

8 June 2022Request to appear on French Radio station RTL, on L’heure du crime

11 April 2022Request from KT-Studios to participate in a podcast

27 March 2022Request from Thruline Entertainment, California to research for a Flying Squad series

9 March 2022Request to participate with History Hack podcast

2 March 2022Missing, Presumed Murdered, published

24 January 2022Paperback edition of The Brave Blue Line published

Author of 25 books, Dick Kirby has also contributed to a large number of anthologies other true-crime books and is widely quoted.

Additionally, he contributes to magazines and newspapers on a regular basis and appears on television and radio.  Usually, this is in connection with the Flying Squad but he can also be relied upon to castigate politically correct, vapid senior police officers and their inability to keep the streets safe.



With a bare two years in the rank of detective constable, Kirby was selected for the prestigious Serious Crime Squad and spent the next five years catching international crooks from all over the world. ‘The Sweeney’ – the Yard’s élite Flying Squad - was his home for eight years where he dealt with the most formidable and violent armed robbers.


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