Another 9 colleagues join The Squad today, swelling its numbers to 164.
That's 164 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. Dennis Banahan - served over 30 years with the Chicago PD, and has written two crime novels so far.
2. Wayne Zurl - served with the Suffolk County PD. He has written several crime novels.
3. George D. Shuman - served as an officer in Washington DC, and has written several crime novels.
4. Jason E. Fort - still a serving officer, I believe in South Carolina. A number of novels to his name.
5. Gerald Petievich - one of our "related cop" cousins, he served in the US Secret Service. He has written several crime novels, and has had some turned into movies.
6. Marc Goodman - served as a police officer (unsure where in the US) and with the FBI. I found one crime novel by him, but he writes in other genres as well.
7. Merle Temple - served as a deputy sheriff (not sure where) and with the Bureau of Narcotics in the US. He has written several crime novels, and he writes in other genres.
8. Micki Browning - served with the Durango PD in Colorado. She has written several crime novels.
9. Peter Ritchie - our only non-American cousin in this Squad update, he served with the police in Scotland and in London, as well as Europol. He has written a number of crime novels.
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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