Back from holidays, and back into all my projects!
Another 5 colleagues join The Squad today, bringing its numbers to 175. Today we welcome 4 American cousins and 1 British cousin.
That's 175 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. Dallas Barnes - served in the LAPD and has written numerous crime novels as well as screenplays.
2. Robert Fasone - served in the NYPD, and has written two crime novels I could find.
3. B.P.Ryan - also served in the NYPD. Has written two crime novels so far.
4. Keith Wright - our British cousin today, he served with the Nottinghamshire Police and CID. A couple of crime novels to his name.
5. Lynn Hesse - served with the DeKalb County PD in Georgia, USA. She has written two crime novels I could find.
Our Squad now consists of:
4 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).
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.
Friday 28 June - a seriously criminal evening will be had with the "Switchblade" evening at Skylight Books in Los Angeles!
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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