Crime Writing Consultant

A large part of my Police career was spent working as a Detective at various different ranks. During the past 30 years I have built up a thorough knowledge of crime investigation, police procedures and relevant law. The latter years of my career were spent as a Senior Detective in charge of murder and other serious crime investigations. As a Detective Chief Inspector (DCI) in Major Crime I was ultimately responsible for ensuring that such cases were solved. 

I am now in a position where I can share my knowledge and experience with crime writers to assist them in portraying the police actions and procedures in an accurate manner. Having registered my interest with the Crime Writers Association (CWA) I now offer my services as a Consultant at a competitive rate to those authors who write true crime or crime fiction. 

For further details please do get in touch via my CONTACT page on this site.

Crime fiction is the bestselling genre and tops the most borrowed fiction books from public libraries in the UK


Feedback From Clients

  • I can highly recommend Stuart and have done to other authors. His fact-check read of my novel was followed by a thorough list of advice and suggestions – absolutely essential to anyone writing about crime.

    Carolyn Jess-Cooke – Poet and Novelist

  • I called upon Stuart’s considerable expertise while writing my thriller ‘Dying for Christmas’ and found him to be fast, efficient and incredibly thorough.

    Tammy Cohen – author of ‘Dying for Christmas’, ‘First One Missing’ and ‘When She Was Bad’.

  • I consulted GIB Consultancy for advice on police procedural events in the psychological thriller I’m currently writing. Not only did Stuart get back to me quickly, but he answered all of my questions comprehensively.

    I would absolutely use GIB Consultancy again and would highly recommend the service to other
    crime writers.

    C L Taylor – author of ‘The Accident’ and ‘The Lie’

    Authors website

  • Having requested feedback on a story outline, I found Stuart’s advice detailed, thorough and timely. His in-depth knowledge of murder investigations and understanding of the differences in protocols between UK Police and Police Scotland allowed me to write in some great “insider” details as well as an extra twist or two.

    Margaret Murphy – author of nine psychological thrillers published in the UK and throughout
    the world and a former Chair of the Crime Writers Association.

    Authors website

    Note: The above advice was given for a novel currently being written by A.D. Garrett (a pseudonym for Margaret Murphy and Professor Dave Barclay) which will be a follow-up to the previously released ‘Everyone Lies’ and ‘Believe No-one’ which both received wide acclaim’. A.D Garrett books are available from Amazon

  • Thank you for your very quick and informative response to my questions on Police procedures in the Metropolitan Police. The information you supplied enabled me to be as authentic as possible in writing my first crime novel, which has just been published. Your support has definitely enhanced my writing in this genre, enabling my novel to come to fruition.
    S.J. Ridgway author of ‘The Common Murders’ published in 2015