Another 6 colleagues join The Squad today, bringing its numbers to 170.
That's 170 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!
And a huge thanks to Phil Stewart (in Canada, I think) who again has found new members for The Squad. The first 5 joining today are all from Phil's contribution. Thanks, mate!
We have joining us today:
1. Ron Crouch - served as a police officer in both the UK and Canada, where he has remained (so I'm counting him as a Canadian). A couple of crime fiction novels, and he writes in other genres.
2. James Heneghan - also served as a police office in Liverpool in the UK, before moving to Canada and serving as an officer in Vancouver. He also remains in Canada, so is counted for that country. He writes in various genres, including crime fiction.
3. J. Mark Collins - still a serving officer with the Cobourg Police in Canada. One crime fiction novel so far.
4. Mark A. Di Giacomo - served in the USA with the New York State Police, the NYPD, and the FBI. Three crime fiction novels so far.
5. Jeff Dosser - served with the Tulsa PD in the USA. Mainly writes horror, but some crime/horror blends.
6. Larry Darter - served as a police officer for 20 years in both Oklahoma and Texas in the USA. Several crime fiction novels to date.
Our Squad now consists of:
4 New Zealanders
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).
Just a blog to showcase this superb photograph of my Harry books. And isn't Harry well and truly in his element here? Gun, booze, smokes, cuffs. Just needs a naked lady to round it out. This could easily be Harry's desk, but it's not Sydney, rather over the other side of the Pacific Ocean.
American crime writer, and fellow Switchblade veteran, Danny Sophabmisay, won the Harry books in the recent competition I ran in conjunction with Switchblade.
And he paid me back with this truly fantastic picture - Danny, you're a champion, mate.
I just love it, and so had to share it with you all. I've added it to the "Works" page on my website as well.
Now I just hope Danny enjoys the books!
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