Stephen Bentley

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Biographies & Memoirs

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Stephen  Bentley

Stephen Bentley is a former police Detective Sergeant and barrister (trial attorney) from the UK. He is now a freelance writer and HuffPost UK contributor on undercover policing. His memoir 'Undercover: Operation Julie - The Inside Story' is a frank account of his undercover detective experiences during Operation Julie - an elite group of detectives who successfully investigated one of the world's largest drugs rings. Stephen also writes fiction including the Steve Regan Undercover Cop series. When he isn't writing, Stephen relaxes on the beaches of the Philippines with his family where he now lives.


Undercover: Operation Julie - The Inside Story

Biographies & Memoirs

In a Liverpool night club, the Canadian mobster said, "Are you guys cops?" Steve Jackson heard him. His blood ran cold. Jackson wasn't his real name. He was an undercover cop. Ever wondered about the life of an undercover cop? What it takes to infiltrate a worldwide drugs gang? What it feels like to live a double life? – To ‘live a lie.’ Read this gripping true story of Britain's biggest drug bust.

Book Bubbles from Undercover: Operation Julie - The Inside Story

The Question

Over the years, the most common question posed to me by folks intrigued with undercover police work was something like: "What goes on inside your head. knowing you are undercover?"

Not Only LSD

Operation Julie smashed two LSD labs and networks supplying over 90% of the world's LSD. But did you know it also uncovered a huge plot to import vast quantities of cocaine into Britain from Bolivia via Miami?

Operation Julie

The biggest drug bust in Britain.

Death Among Us

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Who knew death could be so eclectic? Relish this mesmerizing murder mystery mash-up of short stories.

Book Bubbles from Death Among Us

Stop Me if You Can

How many times has she killed? Now she seeks a new identity, a new place to live, The killer and her dog, Annie.

First Comes Lightning

In this short story, Kelly Artieri sets the mood and tone of her four short stories in the collection. They are all set in or near water. What is the end game? Read on and find out.

Eleanor Rigby

My short story with this title is partly set in Liverpool. Owing to my upbringing in that city, I just had to work in some references to Beatles songs.

Goodbye World

The fascinating story continues in a scifi world author Greg Alldredge has created. When both stories are taken together, it's like reading a scifi mini-novella with a large dollop of murder mystery thrown in.

Red Solo Cup

Thanks to fellow contributing author, Kelly Artieri, this Brit now knows what a Red Solo Cup is! This is a great tale about what should have been a fantastic boat trip on Lake Ontario. However, the dark side of human nature intervenes ...

Life On The Road

Great story from Justin Bauer about a rock band and their life on the road. Who says rock n'roll is all about sex, drugs, and ... JUST READ IT!


Go find 'Monitaur' in the dictionary! Don't bother. It's not there. Author Michael Spinelli used his great imagination to coin a word for the title of this short and a truly scary story.


This story by Kay Castaneda possesses an aura, an atmosphere, which draws the reader into this mysterious Emily Morales character.Her writing compels the reader to continue waiting for the denouement.

Sales Meeting

Justin Bauer chose hotels as the settings for his murder mystery short stories. A brave choice! But he does a fine job with this, and his second story 'Canceled.'

Stop Me If You Can

This is L. Lee Kane's second story in the collection. One astute reviewer had it right in that some of the stories are a continuance, almost mini-novellas. That's what makes this anthology different. You be the judge,

A Deadly Lady

L. Lee Kane's stories start with 'A Deadly Lady.' It's about a woman who kills. In life, as in fiction, there are many male killers and serial killers. But this author expertly explores how and why the antagonist/protagonist turned into a slick killer.

Lake Ontario

All Kelly Artieri's short stories are set on or near Lake Ontario. It's a place she knows well as an avid boater on those sometimes dangerous waters. Danger lurks in the lake and in her tales of murder mystery.

Emily Morales

Kay Castaneda's short stories have a common thread. They are all about a woman known as Emily Morales. Kay takes the reader through three different stages of Emily's troubled life with an ease of story-telling in a classic literary fiction style.

Behind Robbie Cheadle's Story

All three stories by Robbie Cheadle were inspired by true events. The first, 'Justice is Never Served,' is a fictionalised account of the numerous murders of babies alleged to have been committed by Amelia Dyer, who operated as a baby farmer in Victorian England. Amelia Dyer was found guilty of only one murder, that of Doris Marmon, but is believed likely to have killed between two hundred and four hundred babies and children.

Hello World - Greg Alldredge

Greg introduces the reader immediately into "his world" in his first story 'Hello World.' The setting is the Far Reach Station somewhere out there in deep space. It's a classic science fiction short story and concludes in 'Goodbye World,' Greg's second story. As one astute reviewer said, "It's like some of the short stories in this collection are connected, so making the story as a whole a kind of mini-novella."

No Man's Land

Michael Spinelli's first story 'No Man's Land.' It's set in the Nevada desert and Michael captures the atmosphere, bringing the reader slowly but surely into the story with the help of some clever and witty dialogue. Get ready to be scared as the story reaches its climax!

The Rose Slayer

Why set in LA? I was thinking of writing a new fictional detective series set in LA and based on the LAPD Robbery Homicide Squad. Then I saw the call for submissions from the Support Indie Authors crew. This short story was the result and it won!

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