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The Resource Straight from the pig's mouth : the life and crimes of a Kiwi detective, Al Lester

Straight from the pig's mouth : the life and crimes of a Kiwi detective, Al Lester

Label
Straight from the pig's mouth : the life and crimes of a Kiwi detective
Title
Straight from the pig's mouth
Title remainder
the life and crimes of a Kiwi detective
Statement of responsibility
Al Lester
Title variation
Straight from the pigs mouth
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From his fledgling days as a constable to being a detective sergeant on high-profile cases, retired Christchurch policeman Al Lester has many a story to tell as he reflects on a career on the wafer-thin blue line"--Back cover
Summary
'This book takes you into the life of a New Zealand police detective. I tell it how it was and spare few details so that you too can see the world through one policeman's eyes. The stories contained in this book range from the humorous, strange and bizarre to extreme violence and murders. This is the lot of a Kiwi policeman and was the life I lived for 31 years.' From his fledgling days as a constable to being a detective sergeant on high-profile cases, retired policeman Al Lester has many a story to tell as he reflects on a career on the wafer-thin blue line. Al's a man who took policing seriously, always doing his level best to keep criminals in check and turn chaos into order. He never lost sight, however, of how to see the lighter side of the job, enjoying a laugh when the occasion arose, often at his own expense. Welcome to the world of a Kiwi cop. (No actual pigs were harmed in the making of this book.)
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10665520
Cataloging source
NZ1
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lester, Big Al
Dewey number
363.2
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lester, Big Al
  • Police
  • Crime
Target audience
adult
Label
Straight from the pig's mouth : the life and crimes of a Kiwi detective, Al Lester
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063616091
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
299 pages
Isbn
9780143772095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1037073190
Label
Straight from the pig's mouth : the life and crimes of a Kiwi detective, Al Lester
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063616091
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
299 pages
Isbn
9780143772095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1037073190

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