Blue by John Sutherland is published today!

May 14, 2017

Happy publication day to John Sutherland! Blue is a remarkably honest account of the highs and lows of front line policing, and is out today from W&N (Orion), and will be available in all good bookshops.

John was featured on BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire this morning, talking about the book and about the police response to recent events in Manchester.

Blue is a remarkable, revealing and inspiring insight into the worlds of the police and the policed. The stories told are by turns heart-warming and saddening, moving and maddening – it is an account of the very best and the very worst of our society. It is a book which should be required reading for all who aspire to public office, in any sector and at every level’ (John Nichol bestselling author of Tornado Down)


‘Brave and very honest’ (Bear Grylls)

‘It is rare for an officer to reveal such deep, personal experiences about the effect policing has had on his life as does John Sutherland. His memoir will expand people’s understanding of what it means to be a police officer in Britain today, revealing the truth about the toll that a career in policing can have on those tasked with the responsibility of tackling crime. This is a brave and compelling account of policing from a very senior officer in the most renowned police force in the world’ (Colin Taylor author of Life of a Scilly Sergeant)

‘A superb book by a superb police officer’ (Charles Cumming)

Buy your copy of Blue now.