4 June 2014 Filmed by ITV for a TV series on the history of Scotland Yard.

10 September 2014 Talk for CSRF, Newmarket – The Curious Case of the Bogus Doctor.

30 November 2014 Publication of Whitechapel's Sherlock Holmes by Pen & Sword True Crime.

Author of eleven books, Dick Kirby has also contributed to five anthologies, ten other true crime books and contributes to magazines and national newspapers on a regular basis; he also appears on radio and television and provides talks for groups on his experiences in the Metropolitan Police in which he roundly condemns political correctness, vapid senior officers and ‘soft’ policing.

With a bare two years in the rank of detective constable, Kirby was selected for the prestigious Serious Crime Squad and spent the next five years catching international crooks from all over the world. ‘The Sweeney’ – the Yard’s élite Flying Squad - was his home for eight years where he dealt with the most formidable and violent armed robbers.


17 November 2011
Publication of The Brave Blue Line (Wharncliffe Books)
The thrilling tales of the men and women of the Metropolitan Police who received gallantry awards – with a foreword by Lord Stevens, former commissioner..