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Books By Stephen Bentley

Books By Stephen Bentley

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Death Among Us: An Anthology of Murder Mystery Short Stories



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Mercy: A Detective Matt Deal Thriller Introducing Wolfie Jules

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The Steve Regan Undercover Cop Complete Collection

Original Thrillers Books 1 – 3

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rivers of blood

Kindle and paperback available through Amazon here.


All books by Stephen Bentley may be purchased in any format in any Amazon market place including Kindle versions, paperback, and audiobook versions, plus translated editions.The link below will take you to my Amazon Author page in your market place.There you will find all of my books listed for purchase or download.

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Undercover: Operation Julie – The Inside Story (2nd edition) is enrolled in Kindle Unlimited so if you have a subscription, you may read it through KU.

All of my other books are available in eBook form in many other digital bookstores including Kobo, Apple, and Barnes & Noble (Nook).

To see the full list please visit my Books2Read author page.


Translated editions of ‘Undercover: Operation Julie – The Inside Story’ are also available through Books2Read and Amazon. At present it is available in Portuguese and Italian.

The Steve Regan Undercover Cop Trilogy

The series is available at Amazon.


Undercover: Operation Julie – The Inside Story

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An Amazon UK #1 Bestseller on at least six separate occasions in four distinct categories since first published.

Amazon Blurb

Masterfully told by undercover officer Stephen Bentley, this isn’t a run of the mill sensationalist true crime book. Dive underneath the visible parts of the water and into the murky depths as you are pulled along through not just the operation but the aftermath, both personal and public. A must read for true crime lovers and historians alike. I cannot recommend this book enough. It was a very enjoyable read. – Book Review

Amazon UK #1 Bestseller in three separate categories on three separate occasions since first published [Edit: now four as on 30/06/2018]

Operation Julie is still today the point of reference for all British undercover operations and training. In 2011, the BBC claimed this massive and unique police operation was the start of the war on drugs.

Stephen Bentley was one of four undercover detectives engaged on Operation Julie, one of the world’s largest drug busts. Together with his undercover partner, he infiltrated the gang producing around 90 percent of the world’s LSD and uncovered a plot to import huge quantities of Bolivian cocaine into the UK. The underworld knew the author as Steve Jackson.

How did he successfully infiltrate the two gangs? Did he have to take drugs, and how did ‘living a lie’ affect him? Discover the answers and get inside the mind of Steve Jackson, undercover detective.

“An insider’s perspective of the drug trade, told with charm, intelligence, and at times humour, by a talented man, uniquely qualified to dish the real story.” – Review Excerpt

“This is no TV crime drama where the good guys and the bad guys are easily identifiable and where the crime is solved in an hour of air time. In the real life story of Operation Julie, the defining lines are not so clear and I found myself intrigued by the friendship that developed between Mr. Bentley and one of the men he was investigating, wondering just how he would resolve this difficult situation when the final denouement took place.” – Review Excerpt

“Fascinating insight into the murky world of undercover police work and the even murkier world of drug dealing. Stephen Bentley is brutally honest, and comes over as an engaging if slightly flawed character. The writing is good and the tale is fast paced and keeps you gripped, the characterisation is excellent.” – Review Excerpt

“Brilliant book, I couldn’t put it down and was gutted to finish it last night. Wonderfully written. It provides an insight into life in the late 70s and the expectations placed on undercover officers at the time. A must-read, you won’t be disappointed.” Liz – Amazon UK Review

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