About David


Crime fighter turned crime writer

As a Scotland Yard investigator, David has worked on a wealth of infamous cases.  He's chased down numerous dangerous criminals, searched hundreds of properties, placed bugs on scores of vehicles, and interviewed thousands of witnesses.

David is the author of the DI Jake Flannagan thriller series based on real events: 'I can't tell you the truth, but I can tell you a story...' How much is fact and how much is fiction, only YOU can decide...


With twenty years' policing experience, including counter-terror operations and organised crime, David was a lead detective on the 7/7 London bombings investigation.

He has been awarded several police commendations, including one for outstanding detective work and perseverance which led to his discovery of a 7/7 bomb factory during Operation Theseus.

Read an extract from his first thriller, The Theseus Paradox, here.


Today he uses his experience as the author of the DI Jake Flannagan series.



David currently consults on security operations for high-net-worth individuals and is an expert media commentator on crime, policing and terrorism.


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The question that David gets asked most often is:  'How do you pronounce Videcette?' It's pronounced 'Wide-set', just with a 'V'. (Vyde-set).

The second question David gets asked most often, is: 'What really happened?' To which the answer is, 'I can't tell you the truth, but I can tell you a story...' 


Author of The Theseus Paradox

 The thriller taking readers by storm. The electrifying tale of Detective Inspector Jake Flannagan will unlock the secrets behind the London 7/7 bombings, and shock you to your very core. How much is fact and how much is fiction, only you can decide...

You won't be able to put it down.

Read a free extract here.


Author of The Detriment

DI Jake Flannagan returns in the compelling detective thriller based on true events. 

June 2007: a cold, dead body stares skyward from a rose garden in the grounds of a luxury London apartment.  Hours later, an attack on a nearby nightclub sparks a massive manhunt which ends as a blazing Jeep ploughs into Glasgow Airport.

What secrets does the dead man hold? Is it suicide, or did someone want him silenced?

DI Jake Flannagan’s evasive girlfriend is back.  But as they begin to unravel a real-life mystery together, the dark secrets of her past threaten to destroy their futures.  What they uncover may put their relationship, their careers, and even their lives at risk.

The truth costs nothing, but a lie could cost them everything…





Need assistance with police procedure for your new TV show or crime thriller?

David provides a police consultancy service to TV, film, documentary makers, authors, publishers and the media. Find out more here.

David regularly comments on matters surrounding crime, policing and terrorism for international news and media outlets. Need quotes, comment, help with your investigation or an opinion piece? Check out some of David's latest media work here and get in touch.

For all of the above consultancy services, contact David via: police@DavidVidecette.com



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