The exhilarating short story prequel to the DETECTIVE DEANS SERIES and it is FREE to download!

Thursday, 17th August. Ten years before… When a fly-on-the-wall documentary crew drops in on a night shift in Bath city centre, PC Ellie Grange and her team are fuelled with anticipation at the thought of becoming TV reality stars. They need it real, they want it uncensored, and they crave a true-to-life experience of the demands faced by Britain's cops on our streets. It's a beautiful evening – the first night shift of a set in the historic Georgian city… what could possibly go wrong?
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About the Book

THE NIGHT SHIFT (A Short Story) is set ten years before STORM LOG-0505, being the first novel in the Detective Deans Series, and features Deans as a uniformed PC.

THE NIGHT SHIFT follows PC Ellie Grange and her team on a very special night shift in Bath city centre when most of her colleagues are dreaming of becoming TV reality stars.

Written in a fly-on-the-wall style and using the author’s own experience of working night shifts as a police officer in Bath, THE NIGHT SHIFT is dramatic, authentic and unputdownable!



“A fast-paced and gripping ‘fly-on-the-wall’ policing story. Emotional, true to reality, and interesting.” FIVE STARS Mike Anderson AMAZON TOP 50 REVIEWER

“I loved it, so realistic I could have been there.” FIVE STARS Jackiey

“This short story had me from the first chapter” FIVE STARS Kindle customer

“After serving 30 years in the police force this has brought back the feelings and memories of working a set of night shifts in a city centre beat.” FIVE STARS Terry Palmer



The Detective Deans Series:

STORM LOG-0505 Detective Deans Book One.

DEAD BY DESIGN Detective Deans Book Two.

Series: Detective Deans Series, Book 0.5
Genres: British detective novels, British police, crime fiction, Crime Mystery, detective fiction, Fly-on-the-wall, Police procedural, suspense, True crime, Writing
Tag: Recommended Books
Publisher: Manvers Publishing
Publication Year: 2017
Format: eBook
Length: Short Story
ISBN: 9780993568763
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About the Author
James D Mortain

Former CID Detective with the Avon and Somerset Constabulary turned crime fiction writer, James D Mortain brings compelling action and gritty authenticity to his writing through years of police experience.

He began writing in 2012, following a chance encounter in a Bath bar with SAS veteran and author, Chris Ryan. His best selling debut STORM LOG-0505, is the first novel in a gripping series featuring Bath-based detective, Andrew 'Deano' Deans. He has also written THE NIGHT SHIFT (A Short Story), and the second book in the Detective Deans Series - DEAD BY DESIGN was released on 20th November.

James is a huge Bath Rugby fan, having first supported his team at The Rec in 1977. He doesn't get to see them as much since moving to North Devon, but his passion for the club never dwindles.

In 2014, while James was writing his first novel, he contracted Viral Meningitis. Extremely sick for many months and still medicated today, James is proudly supporting the Meningitis Research Foundation by donating a percentage from all sales of DEAD BY DESIGN.

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Twitter: @JamesDMortain
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