Another 6 colleagues join The Squad today, bringing its numbers to 185. Today we welcome 5 more American cousins, and 1 Australian (another ex-cop from my old police force! Welcome.)
That's 185 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. Joseph J. Bradley - served in the Houston PD. One crime novel so far, from what I could find, plus other genres.
2. Victor Cass - served in the Pasadena PD. One crime novel so far, plus other genres.
3. Hadyn Green - served in the Western Australia Police. His debut crime novel has just come out this year.
4. R.E. Yantorno, Jr. - served in the Narberth Borough PD in Pennsylvania. A couple of crime novels so far.
5. Mitchell Nevin - served in the Milwaukee PD. A few crime novels to his name.
6. Ronald M. Schunk - served in the Dearborn County Sheriff's Department in Indiana. One crime novel so far.
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.
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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