Another 7 colleagues - 5 American cousins, 1 British cousin and 1 New Zealand cousin - join The Squad today, bringing its numbers to 197.
That's 197 cops and ex-cops (and some PIs) who have taken to writing crime fiction. You won't get more realistic crime tales than those from this Squad!
We have joining us today:
1. Daniel B. Silver - served with the San Francisco PD. I found one crime novel.
2. Kim Wozencraft - served with the Tyler PD in Texas. Several crime novels.
3. Judith Smith-Levin (deceased) - served with the Worcester PD in Massachusetts. Several crime novels.
4. Jerri Williams - served 26 years as a Special Agent with the FBI. Two crime novels so far.
5. L. Scott Silverii - served with the Thibodaux PD in Louisiana. Several crime novels.
6. Nick Oldham - served with the Lancashire Police in the UK. A prolific writer of crime novels.
7. Ian Austin - served with the New Zealand Police, and in the UK before that with the Hampshire Police. Two crime novels so far.
Our Squad now consists of:
5 New Zealander
I'll keep adding more as I come across them, and if you know of any others please feel free to drop me a line.
Check out The Squad:
Also: Cops Writing Crime
And please remember, my list is only for CRIME FICTION - not all the true crime and/or memoir writing by cops and ex-cops that's out there (as good as so much of that is).
BOOKMARKS from Harry's Quest
Following in the footsteps of Harry's World and its set of red bookmarks, here is the matching set of blue bookmarks to celebrate Harry's Quest.
A custom-made colourful collection of high-quality card bookmarks quoting some of those delicious hard-boiled one-liners from Harry's Quest. What better to accompany you in all your reading travels?!
Adults only, of course: they're naughty!
There are 12 quotes in the collection (see below image), with both the PI silhouette version and the sexy girls silhouette version (think of those twins!). A set of 12 will comprise all the quotes, with 6 PI versions and 6 sexy girl versions. Or if you really want to go hard, you could have the complete batch with 24!
In Australia: 1 x set of 12 goes for just $4.00 (incl. GST & postage).
For overseas: 1 x set of 12 goes for just A$6.00 (incl. airmail postage).
Just drop me a line!
See my new merchandise page: Also: MERCHANDISE
For my author buddies!!!
If you're one of my author buddies (you know who you are from the Twitter universe, the anthology worlds of Switchblade and the like, and my Cops Writing Crime project) then you can have a set for FREE - just DM me with an email address and I'll drop you a line to find where your letterbox is at! Especially as many of you are in North America, my free offer means anywhere at all (except perhaps the International Space Station!). You know how to find me, fellow authors!
Looking forward to my second author event in Los Angeles. I'm honoured to be lining up with local crime writing talent for the legendary Noir at the Bar event. Many thanks to Eric Beetner, an author whose work I love, for the invitation to join him and the noir crew.
If you're in LA this coming Sunday evening, 07 July, come and join us for noir and drinks at the Mandrake Bar.
Bringing you hard-boiled and noir tales of crime and corruption. And various related opinions!