Ray Britain


Ray Britain's debut novel, 'The Last Thread' published on 17th September, 2017. Ray completed a successful policing career, serving in uniform and investigative roles, but investigating crime and the camaraderie of investigators remained his first love. As a Senior Investigating Officer (SIO) Ray led specialist investigations and was also a Hostage & Crisis Intervention Negotiator - a voluntary role - attending hostage situations, many firearms incidents and numerous suicide interventions, not all of which ended happily.

Ray's responsibilities took him to India, Australia, Europe and elsewhere and he received several Commendations in recognition of his work. On leaving the police service, Ray worked with other criminal justice organisations, including the Government's Home Office.

A Francophile, Ray's interests include mountain walking and skiing - but not at the same time! - watching rugby, theatre, Dad dancing, reading and sailing.

For more information, please visit: http://www.raybritain.com/

Smashwords Interview

Who is Ray Britain?
A fair question. I was a police officer in the United Kingdom, completing my career in a high rank. Although I enjoyed a varied career in both uniform and detective roles, the investigation of crime and the camaraderie amongst detectives was my preference. As a Senior Investigating Officer (SIO) I led investigations and for many years I was also a Hostage & Crisis Intervention Negotiator, a voluntary role.
Why the pen name, Ray Britain?
For reasons of personal and family security I use a pen name because, over the years, I locked up many criminals but not all of them accepted it was their actions that led to their imprisonment. And, as my career progressed, I was increasingly involved in discreet, national arrangements. (The Official Secrets Act still applies!)
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Where to find Ray Britain online


The Last Thread
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 169,200. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
DCI Doug Stirling is accused of pushing a boy to his death. Haunted by the boy’s eyes as he let go of Stirling's hand, he must investigate the savage murder of an unidentified man. With no witnesses, no forensic evidence and more theories than investigators, Stirling has too many loose threads as a complex, interwoven history of deception, betrayal and sadistic relationships is uncovered.

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