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Old Crackers

Peter Bates

A young boy's body is found, with zero evidence to help the investigation into his murder.
As gang rivalry accelerates, Blackpool's underbelly is growing ever darker and more violent. Chief Inspector Norman Pendleton and his force face increasing restrictions and rules for investigations; their hands are tied.
Four retired coppers, however, can operate much more freely, but can they really solve the lengthening list of crimes and rid their town of wrong 'uns?

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Peter Bates was born in Blackpool and has lived in the neighbouring town of Lytham St. Annes since being a child. Peter was educated at the prestigious Kirkham Grammar School and joined Williams Deacons Bank (now R.B.S). In his mid-twenties he joined Barclays Bank, before swiftly becoming a manager in their life, investment and pensions division.
Peter subsequently opened his own business in St. Anne's town centre, providing mortgages, investment advice, and other financial services for the local community. Now retired, he is a member of the prestigious Fairhaven Golf Club and a proud grandfather to six granddaughters who all live locally. He now has the time to write stories - something that has been his lifetime objective.