Robert James Bridge
Sub-genre: Crime Thriller
I am Member of Crime Writers Association Great Britain-The ‘Hell Bent’ Series of fictional crime! A BOLT FROM THE BLUE-THE HALIFAX EXPLOSION, CANADIAN HISTORICAL FICTION AVAILABLE NOW ON AMAZONKINDLE KDP-CO.-UK-COM ETC. Now also on Kindle and available to read is the first and second on the ‘Hell Bent’ Series. The first being ‘Hell Bent on Murder’ and now we have ‘Hell Bent on Revenge’, coming shortly is ‘Hell Bent on Corruption’ and this takes Jim to a murder in the Publishing fraternity. I hope readers have enjoyed the series so far, and will want to read more of Jim Bent and his adventures. Don’t forget ‘Kinmel Revisited’ Historical Fiction is also available to read now! Coming shortly is the third in the ‘Hell Bent’ series entitled ‘Hell Bent On Corruption’ and this one takes its readers into the world of publishing! Number four in the series is now up and ready for any faithful readers, and this is called ‘Hell Bent On Blackmail’! I am a published author who is now retired so I spend most of my days either researching or writing books. Today I have many other books awaiting publication including another of historical fiction and indeed a series of fictional crime I am hoping to put on the kindle books site in the near future. A series I fondly call the ‘Hell Bent’ Series since it features an ex met cop called Jim Bent. After fifteen years as a cop in the Met and a bullet still lodged in his back from a failed bank robbery Jim decides its time, he took up a new occupation, an occupation he never realised would take him to his old stamping ground on the streets of London. Now available is book four in the ‘Hell Bent’ series entitled ‘Hell Bent on Blackmail’. The cover of this book was from-www.the cover collection.com whom I thank very much! I hope readers of kindle enjoy reading my latest venture which features my premier tome of historical fiction entitled ‘Kinmel Revisited’ on Kindle. Although the story is in fact true and the events at Kinmel Army Camp in 1919 did happen. I have woven a story of history and mystery using fictional characters so as not to offend any living relatives. Although today I have two books published in America, I did have four published in Canada in 2007 i.e., a series of crime and ‘Kinmel Revisited’, but alas for some reason they were remaindered in 2008 and copyrights returned to me the author. Today I continue to enjoy writing and hope readers enjoy my books on the Kindle site. ‘Kinmel Revisited’ was created when my wife and I once lived in North Wales. It was whilst we stood over the five graves with the Maple Leaf Emblem on them, I knew one day I would write the complete story. A story of a riot by some four hundred men of the Canadian Expeditionary Force at Kinmel Army Camp in North Wales, A Riot that happened simply because the men wanted to go home after fighting in the war to end all wars. The camp conditions were said to be worse than those in the trenches. With a flu epidemic sweeping the camp and lack of pay it seems the men could take no more and the decision to riot came about! Available Books By Robert J. Bridge: • Hell Bent on Murder: Book 1 Jun 10, 2021
HELL BENT ON MURDER.
ROBERT JAMES BRIDGE.
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT HELL BENT ON
MURDER IS WRITTEN AS CRIME DRAMA/SUSPENSE
THERE MAY BE EXPLICIT SEXUAL AND LANGUAGE
CONTENTS INVOLVING VIOLENCE.THEREFORE THE
STORYLINE AND PLOT MIGHT NOT BE SUITABLE
FOR CHILDREN OR TEENAGERS.
CHARACTERS ARE FICTIONAL, AS ARE PLACES ETC.
THIS IS THE FIRST OF JIM’S CASES THAT WILL
TAKE HIM INTO A WORLD FULL OF REVENGE
CORRUPTION AND FINALLY BLACKMAIL.IS THIS
THE BEGINNING OF A NEW CAREER OR IS JIM
BENT HEADING FOR MORE CRIMINAL ACTIVITY.
APPROX 43,000 Words.
As I poured myself what was to be the last drop of scotch in the bottle, I sat back in my chair watching the pictures the neon lights upon the wall of the office made. I reached for my cigarettes and realised I was trying to give the damn things up I swallowed the scotch and my mind raced back to my time spent as a cop in the Met. My name? Sorry but I was stuck with a surname that for many of my years I was almost afraid to mention but seeing as we are about to become pals well here goes it’s Bent yes Jimmy Bent. Now don’t you go laughing since I had heard all of the jokes; it was not funny anymore, jokes from schooldays to my days in the Met.
My mind raced back fifteen years and a bullet still lodged in my back; was this all I was going to get for my troubles. I knew the modern-day force was no place for Jimmy Bent ever since I got saddled with that damn desk job. Of course, I did not take lightly the thought of becoming a private detective especially as I knew I would be a target for each and every lowlife I had put away. Also, my office and my ex-beat was one I knew very well since I had spent many a time walking it. I knew of the pimps, their minders and many of the girls who worked for them in and around Soho.
Entrance to the twilight world as I called it, began not long after I left the Met in fact almost immediately afterwards, as I returned home after an evening’s drinking with my old pals I opened my garage door and confronting me was the figure of a well-known pimp, a rope around his neck hanging from a wooden rafter. I knew at that moment I was about to embark on a career that was to take me on a roller coaster of sex, violence and of course not forgetting murder. My mind then raced back to the looker that had entered my office earlier that day. As I picked up the phone to call my pals in the Met, I found I could not get her and those long slender legs out of my mind. Now I had seen a lot of lookers in my time but none that set my heart racing at the thought of her. She wanted me to find her husband but I sure was in no hurry. Suddenly the doorbell rang and I was interrupted by the sound of the sirens around the house, was this to be the start of my first case.
Books by Robert James Bridge
- Hell Bent on Murder
- Hell Bent on Revenge