Launch of new case for Dylan

crime authors Carol and Bob Bridgestock
crime authors Carol and Bob Bridgestock

Crime-writing husband and wife team, RC Bridgestock (Bob & Carol) are returning to their roots with a 300-mile journey ‘home’ for the launch of their new DI Dylan novel, ‘Killer Smile’.

The couple will launch the novel at Prego Restaurant tonight, Friday, June 26, at a Murder Mystery Dinner. Funds will be raised for the charity RC Bridgestock support ,The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice. Entertainment will include the Amateur Dramatic Group, singer Bethany Hare and students from Calderdale College make-up department.

The £20 ticket also includes a two course dinner and coffee. The couple will also be speakers at this year’s Hebden Bridge Arts Festival and will be at Hebden Bridge Library from 2pm on June 30. Tel 01422 2880404 for tickets.

Bob worked as the Head of Calder Valley Crime for West Yorkshire Police while Carol also heldseveral administrative roles in the Calder Valley Division.

Those who have read the DI Dylan books will recognise Tandem Bridge, the couple’s fictional location, as being based on Hebden Bridge and Todmorden.

The couple were voted the 8th best crime writers of all time in a recent poll on WHSmith website and have also sold the rights to their DI Dylan books to TV.

Their success has been achieved through the authenticity of the Dylan books which stems from Bob and Carol’s 47 years of front line policing work. The new Dylan book ‘Killer Smile’ takes DI Jack Dylan into dark territory when a serial killer with a fetish for teeth stalks the streets of Harrowfield.

“The last few years have been a whirlwind.” said Bob. “There has been a lot of hard graft but so many exciting developments - such as consulting on great TV shows such as ‘Scott & Bailey’ and ‘Happy Valley’, having number one books on Amazon and signing with a leading London literary agent.”