RC Bridgestock is the name that husband and wife co-authors Robert (Bob) and Carol Bridgestock write under. Between them they have nearly 50 years of police experience, offering an authentic edge to their stories.


Agent: David H Headley

Former Head of CID Bob Bridgestock is now an international best selling author, along with his wife Carol who also worked for WYP as a civilian employee. The couple, who write under the pen name of R. C. Bridgestock, were voted WHS Readers #8 Best Crime Authors of All Time.

The writing duo created the character DI Jack Dylan, a detective from Harrowfield; presently there are nine books in the Dylan series and 2020 saw the launch of a new series starring a feisty, Yorkshire female Detective Inspector, Charley Mann.

The couple are the storyline consultants/police procedural on BAFTA winning BBC1 police drama Happy Valley, as well as other police dramas.

Presently Carol & Bob are working on a Nicholas Blake book adaptation with scriptwriter Gaby Chiappe. The Beast Must Die is in production.

The couple are also Directors, and Co-Founders of Walking The Line Ltd. Presently they are working on a six part docu/drama series optioned by Chief & Hell Fire.